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2020 Cane Cut Semillon

This wine is produced from Semillon using the Cane Cut method, where each fruiting cane is detached from the vine. The bunches are left hanging in the autumn breeze until the fruit has dried and concentrated in flavour and sugar.

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Tasting Notes
COLOUR Golden straw with a green tinge. NOSE An enticing, clean perfume of vanilla cream, lemon custard, cumquat, honey suckle and dried apricot. PALATE A succulent entrance with bright, fresh acidity and juicy sweetness. Incredible body and weight on the palate, finishing with focussed linearity.
Winemaker Notes
WINEMAKER'S NOTES The fruiting Semillon canes were cut just above the cordon as they achieved ripeness, restricting their access to water. The fruit dried and shrivelled on the canes, concentrating the sugar, flavour and acid for approximately four weeks before harvest. Great care was taken to ensure the fruit remained healthy during this period and that precise levels of concentration were achieved. The fruit and juice was macerated for 15 hours in the press prior to extraction. The wine was fermented and matured in French Oak.
Production Notes
100% Semillon
Alcohol %
Cellaring Potential:
5 years (fresh), 5+ years for beautiful toffee-like aged characters
Harvest Date
March 2020
French Oak Barrique, 23% new, 77% 1 – 6 year old, 5 months
Residual Sugar:
Residual Sugar
Bottling Date
October 2020
Vintage Notes

2020 was a warm vintage with low yields resulting in good quality. Spring development was early followed by a warm start to summer and continuing into fine sunny, dry conditions throughout the summer months. This, combined with lower yields, brought an early start to harvest. Happily, we experienced minimal bird pressure due to the timely arrival of Marri Blossom and there was no disease pressure. Following the completion of white harvest, a rainfall event in late February provided a timely drink for the reds. Bird pressure increased resulting in the netting of our red varietals. The faster ripening period combined with lower yields led to incredible concentration in our red varietals, with substantial tannins and rich fruit flavour. 

2020 Cane Cut Semillon
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