2018 Semillon Project Oak Matured (from $25)

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2018 Semillon Project Oak Matured (from $25)

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BOTTLE PRICE $25
6 PACK PRICE $130

Semillon is the traditional white grape variety of the Barossa Valley. The first vines were planted back in the 1850s but this old vine material is steadily declining in favour of the more popular red varieties of the day. But we at Hayes Family Wines love Semillon. Grown in the Barossa, on the right soils in the right way can produce a wine full of character that drinks both well in its youth, and also with substantial bottle age.

The Hayes Family Wines Semillon Project was developed to help us experiment in the winery with the superb Ebenezer Semillon that we are fortunate to access. On the 1st of March 2018, we picked 3 tonne of old vine Barossa Semillon and processed separate batches in different vessels, the traditional or classic stainless, ceramic egg and oak matured.

The Oak Matured Egg Semillon was in stainless steel before being transferred to two second use french oak hogsheads. Matured 3 months before being bottled in July 2018.

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The Oak Matured Semillon is light yellow with a hint of green. Still fresh, but carries an extra level of complexity, creaminess with  textural pallet.  A wine of complexity, with more weight then its siblings, that can be enjoyed on release but would evolve and develop with a few years in the cellar. 

Region/Sub Region: 100% Barossa Valley/Ebenezer

Grape Variety: 100% Semillon

Technical Details: Alc 11.0%. 600 bottles filled.

Cellaring: 5 years

Serve: This wine has the extra weight and texture that would see it match well with more robust dishes such as chicken and pork.

Winemaker: Christa Deans