Geyer Wine Co Semillon 2017
Barossa Valley, South Australia
Punchy fruit driven nose, with pink grapefruit, lemon balm and moringa flowers. Textured, nutty palate with flavours of dried mango, tangerine, lemon sherberts and a firm, grippy finish.
The Geyer Semillon is a blend of fruit from three different vineyards, each vinified in a way to best represent the site. Component 1 and 2 are sourced from two 90-100 year old sites in the Barossa Valley, one which goes straight to stainless steel to best retain its vivid, fruit aromas, whilst the other, with more reductive, smokey aromas goes to old oak. The third site is a younger vineyard in the Eden Valley - and this portion spends two weeks on skins, with 50% whole bunches. All components were blended upon completion of fermentation and aged in a 1950’s fortified wine foudre for six months. This old wood infused with sherry and flor characters really twisted the semillon in an amazing Jura-esque way - crack a bottle and see! Bottled without any addition of sulphur or fining/filtration.