Oak Valley Sémillon 2014
Oak Valley Sémillon expresses aromas of fresh lime zest, orange blossom and white peach. Lemon curd and vanilla on the palate, along with lemon sherbet and a lingering white peach finish. A fresher style than the previous vintage, racy and tight, lending itself to ageing. Brilliantly refreshing and a fine example of cool climate Sémillon.
In The Vineyard
Aspect: South-west facing slopes
Soil type: Medium texture gravelly soils
Planting date: 2004
Ha planted: 0.58 ha
Average tonnage: ±9 tons p/ha
Irrigation: Drip irrigation, post-harvest mostly
Vines per ha: 3400 vines
Trellis system: Extended Perold
About The Harvest
Fruit is harvested from a south-facing block (0.58ha) situated in the mountain vineyard planted in 2004 at an elevation of ±420m. Grapes are harvested in the morning.
Harvest dates: 9 March 2014
In The Cellar
Bunches are hand sorted, de-stemmed and taken straight to press. The Semillon is settled and underwent inoculated fermentation in tank. The wine was then transferred to barrel maturing on the lees in 2nd and 3rd fill French oak for 9 months.