And Now the Semillon is in the bin, and now in the Egg, Barrel and the Stainless
This morning, 1st of March, we picked our Maderia Clone Semillon from the Historic Schulz Property of the Northern Barossa. These Semillon vines have a great history of producing wine of extraordinary freshness, texture and flavour. This year, we are trialling 3 project wines from the patch, a ceramic egg, oaked and an unoaked wine. They will provide interesting drinking in 6 months time.
We picked 3.7 tonne, the destemmed berries going straight to the egg, sealed, and placed in a secure location for the next 3 months. The free run going to stainless, and the pressings going to two second use French oak barrels.
I am wishing the Semillon all the best. And on to Shiraz, perhaps 2 weeks from now.