Wangolina Single Vineyard Semillon 750ml 2015
Awards: 93 Points Rob Geddes
Region: Limestone Coast, South Australia
Units Per Case: 6
Deeper mid straw colour hints at oak fermentation. Lemon oil, and zest, candle wax and smoke. Cut hay and fresh grass. Complex and intriguing. As crunchy acidity propels it’s way to the back palate it tosses overboard flavours of lemon zest, cashew nut, almond biscotti, pineapple, burnt matchsticks and Bickford’s Brown Lime Cordial. It leaves amazing complexity and layers of flavour in it’s wake.
Our winemaker’s pet project. Once a Semillon fan, always a Semillon fan! Born from a love of a variety and the desire to showcase it for all of its merits. Mount Benson Semillon shows great character due to the region’s cool nights and low daily temperature fluctuations. Handpicked with no vineyard additions, the grapes are whole bunch pressed before a light settle and then into old French oak barriques and hogsheads for fermentation. Half of the barrels were inoculated with CY3079– a Hunter Valley yeast strain while the reminder were left to undergo indigenous yeast fermentation. Stirred and loved and kept in oak for 4months.