Scarborough The Obsessive Semillon from the 2016-2017 growing season which commenced with budburst in early September with a great start following good winter rainfall which filled the soil proile. Spring was warm and canopies ourished with regular rainfall through this period, with flowering occurring in late October in Chardonnay. Conditions were drier than normal through November but regular rainfall in December helped to size up berries and keep canopies fresh ahead of the pre-harvest period. Early January saw a bout of early rain which was again useful to maintain canopy health and from then on conditions were predominately warm to hot and dry.
Scarborough The Obsessive Semillon 2017
Pale green in colour. Grapefruit, lemon, lime, talc and foral notes. Crisp citrus palate lemon/lime/grapefruit from start to finish. Drink now of over the next 8 to 10 years.
The fruit for this wine is only sourced from the Sunshine Vineyard grown one, almost talc like sands. The grapes were hand picked in the early hours of Wednesday 25th January. Whole bunch pressed. Free-run juice was only used with an extraction of about 500 litres per tonne. The resulting juice was cold settled in stainless-steel tanks. Fermentation was inoculated with cultured yeast and kept at relatively cool temperature of 16°C to help retain the elegant fruit avours.
Once fermentation has completed, Scarborough look to bottle the wine in 6 months.
Scarborough The Obsessive Semillon is available at Scarborough Wine Co, 179 Gillards Road, Pokolbin. Just 10 minutes from The Vintry or online at Scarborough Wine
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