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Great structure & body with wonderful balance

Made with unique Semillon fruit & no oak

Enjoy with fresh shellfish, grilled or pan fried white fish & fresh leafy salads

Kelly Washington Wairau Valley Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2018

$34.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $35.99 $31.30
6 Btls, $209.94 6 Btls, $182.56
Awarded 92/100 Points Awarded 4 Stars Organic Wine
Kelly Washington Wairau Valley Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Kelly Washington Wairau Valley Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2018

This wine is grown on an organic & biodynamically farmed vineyard in the Rapaura Subregion of Marlborough of 65% Semillon & 35% Sauvingnon Blanc varietals...
$34.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $35.99 $31.30
6 Btls, $209.94 6 Btls, $182.56

Accolades

Awarded 92/100 Points & 4 Stars

Bob Campbell MW, May 2020

Description

  • Dry style
  • Ripe melon
  • Herbal notes
  • Fine acidity

"From an organic/biodynamic vineyard in the Southern Valleys, the wine was fermented and aged in a concrete egg. The semillon component adds an almost honeyed richness to tangy, grassy sauvignon blanc flavours. A distinctive wine in the style of Bordeaux Blanc Sec" Bob Campbell MW, May 2020

Inspired by many of the great white Bordeaux wines that this label loves to drink, they were super excited to get our hands on some lovely, unique Semillon fruit from a stunning vineyard in Marlborough. Made with minimal intervention, and no oak, the use of a cement egg has given wonderful balance and essence to the wine, naturally. The wine has a wonderful combination of both greener and riper fruits - melon, greengage and some ripe herbal notes, and the palate has both a great structure and body, yet is pulled back by a tightly knitted, fine acidity.

This wine is grown on an organic and biodynamically farmed vineyard in the Rapaura Subregion of Marlborough of 65% Semillon and 35% Sauvingnon Blanc varietals.

Having had the first vintage under their belt, it was wonderful to commence Vintage 2018 having had some experience with the plots and the wines that have translated. Although they did not experience the challenging nature of cool weather over the ripening period in 2018, they did face another difficult vintage with some challenging intermittent rain events, so it was crucial to have a great deal of vigilance and care with picking decisions, and sorting of the fruit. Only the best bunches were picked and made it to be pressed. Both the Semillon and Sauvignon were harvested together, and came from our Omaka Valley growers on a sheltered site with heavier clay soils that ripened slower than the other sites. Vigilant hand picking and bunch sorting was key to the production of this wine. There is minimal settling with this wine.

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Alcohol

12.5%

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