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|Frieda’s Old Vine Semillon
5th February 201925th November 2012
Fruit from our oldest dry grown vines, planted almost 90 years ago, provide the basis for this fine Barossa Semillon. These vines are the rare Madeira done, renowned for developing a pink hue on the berry skin at ripening. This single vineyard is situated on the North Eastern slopes of the Barossa Valley, hand tended and is completely dry grown in a soil profile of sandy loam over rich red day, pink marble and ironstone on lime stone base.
Crushed, destemmed and pressed with minimal skin contact. Fermentation temperature is controlled at 12° to 14°C. Free run and pressings are blended together prior to cold stabilisation. Finally CO2 is passed through the wine giving the palate a slight lift.
This is a limited release, single vineyard wine made from Semillon grapes planted in 1925. The grapes have been pic ked early to make a fresh, crisp, dry white wine showing excellent varietal character. While drinking superbly as a young wine, it can be aged vvith confidence for a number of years if desired, during which time it will develop complexity and a rich golden colour
Enjoy now but will benefit from careful cellaring up to 10 years.
Gumpara Wines 2017 Frieda’s Old Vine Barossa Valley Semillon Awarded 41/2 Stars – Equal Top In Category – Winestate Magazine – Semillon & Blends 2018