Harvested in pristine condition in early January the fruit was de-stemmed, crushed and then fermented at low temperatures in stainless steel tanks to help retain the fresh fruit characters and bottled soon after ensuring minimal winemaking intervention. This process allows us to produce a wine that shows pronounced expression of both the vineyard and the variety
The grapes for this wine are picked 10-14 days earlier than the rest of our Semillon in order to capture high natural acidity and low sugar levels. This combination of high acid / low sugar / low pH coupled with grassy, citrus characters produces a wine of relatively low alcohol with excellent ageing ability. The wine is fermented at low temperatures in a stainless steel tank with a neutral yeast strain and bottled as a fresh, zesty youthful wine before being hidden away in the cellar to develop for a few years.
Our Alicante wine is made from grapes sourced from a stunning hilltop vineyard in the South Burnett. This naturally red fleshed (teinturier) variety requires little intervention to extract its deep inky colour. Gently handled in closed fermentation vessels it is then pressed to French oak barrels for maturation.