2018 Noble Semillon

Classic botrytis affected dessert wine displaying characteristic honey and marmalade concentrated sweet fruit balanced by crisp acid on a lingering luscious finish. Time in oak and bottle has matured the wine so it's ready to enjoy upon release.

First vintage made 2000


Vineyard Region

The fruit for this wine comes from a small corner of our Single vineyard in Watervale, which was planted by Peter McNicolMitchell in 1962. The site is dry-grown, and no artificial fertilisers, pesticides or herbicides have been used in this vineyard. As a result, the vineyard is flush with a healthy eco-system of bees, wasps and spiders, drawn to the area by the rich clovers between the vines. 

Growing Conditions

Each year we leave a portion of our Semillon grapes for extended ripening in the hope that the noble rot will naturally develop. In 2018 conditions were ideal. 


The Semillon grapes for this wine were picked 5 weeks after the rest of vintage was harvested with a considerable proportion of berries infected by noble rot. These grapes were hand picked, sorted then whole bunch pressed. Clean cool fermentation in stainless steel tanks to preserve the delicate ripe fruit flavours. 

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