A palate alive with warming spices, juicy acid and a compelling structure further showcase this premium single vineyard Semillon.
This wine can be enjoyed now or cellar for up to eight years.
The fruit for the 2015 part barrel fermented Semillon was harvested on the 12th February 2015. The fruit was machine harvested in the early hours of the morning during the coolest part of the day. Fruit was promptly crushed and pressed and allowed to settle for four days. The juice was racked clean, warmed and inoculated with a selected yeast strain. Once ferment was underway 70% of the wine was transferred to French oak barriques to
complete fermentation with the balance being tank fermented. The oaked portion was allowed nine months maturation 60% in new French oak puncheons and barriques and the balance in older oak. Following this the wine was blended, fined and filtered before being sterile filtered to bottled.
Cellaring: Enjoy now or cellar for up to eight years.
Appearance: Light to medium straw.
Nose: Fresh Lifted citrus blossom, bright and lifted green apple and
subtle oak characters of cinnamon and cashew complete the nose.
Palate: Warming spices on the palate, citrus with a crisp mouth feel
on the finish. A complex mid palate showing texture and balance.
Varietal : Semillon,
Brand name : Aravina Estate 2015 ‘Single Vineyard’ Semillon,
Liquor style : white wine,
Size : 750ml,
Current vintage : 2015,
Standard drinks : 7.7,
Country : Australia,
Alcohol volume : 12.4%,
Region : Margaret River wineries,
State : Western Australia,
Varieties : Semillon,
TA : Total Acidity: 6.40 ,
pH : 3.16 ,
Residual sugar : 0.4g/L,
Alcohol : 12.4 5,
Wine Guide 2016
A rather tight and restrained young semillon that delivers its goodies with a high degree of subtlety. The 40 per cent barrel fermentation has contributed to this and provided an extra dimension of depth and palate concentration. Delivers with a lemon essence and subtle grassiness. A little lemon zest and lime brings further life. An excellent wine with some medium-term cellaring potential. SCORE 92/100 CELLAR 7 years