2012 'Marg's Blood' Semillon

Those that know my Mum are well versed in Marg’s favourite ‘Non-Religious Epiphany Juice’. Not only is Marg mad keen on this variety, legend has it that golden Semillon actually pulses through her veins. Gentle age has softened the brashness of youth allowing us to appreciate the richer experience that comes with a few years under the belt.

6 Bottle Case $150.00 | Dozen Price $285

Download Tasting Note


Production:

Picked February 23rd 2012,
Single vineyard wine.
4.8 Tonnes picked from 125 +  Y. O. Dry Grown Madeira Clone Semillon from Steve and Rebecca Falland’s Long Gully Road Block
Total production 4000 bottles

Colour:

Very Bright golden straw with hints of pale apple green.

Nose:

Waxed Lemons and summer grass over hints of rich yeast and aromatic dried herbs

 

Palate:

Firm crisp and juicy with a mouth watering acidity. Balanced fruit and textural mouth weight fill the mouth with the light delicate combination of pure lemon, dried herbal leaves and yeast complexity. The clean and complex palate lingers on beautifully leaving the mouth ready for the next sip.

Philosophy:

Why oh Why oh Why... Semillon... Why have they forsaken you??? I just don’t understand. For thou art so beautiful delicious and refreshing. Your golden hues in condensation beaded glasses promising cool lemony relief from nondescript bland flavorless life!!! To me you are so zesty crisp and divine. You age like a good marriage getting only better with the time so why oh why do they not take you home??

Granted my opinion is not entirely my own. Like the generations of Australians who can’t imagine breakfast without a slice of Vegemite smeared toast, I just can’t imagine a summer evening without an ice cold glass of Semillon. My mother may have programmed this Pavlovian response in my soul, but I’m pretty comfortable with the crackle of a stelvin spinning off the top of a bottle of Semillon setting my mouth watering like it does!

Those that know my Mum are well versed in Marg’s favourite ‘Non-Religious Epiphany Juice’. Not only is Marg mad keen on this variety, legend has it that golden Semillon actually pulses through her veins. I felt it fitting that as a winemaker and son, I pay homage to both this fiercely dedicated woman and this iconic Barossa variety together. The 2012 Semillon from Steve Falland’s block delivered me the little golden green gems I needed. Respectful and careful winemaking has produced the more than worthy ‘liquid solution juice’ sought. Gentle age has softened the brashness of youth allowing us to appreciate the richer experience that comes with a few years under the belt. Cheers and Enjoy!

Wines

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR OCCASIONAL NEWSLETTER