This Semillon is very lifted on the bouquet with lychee, grapefruit and lemongrass. The palate is punchy, fresh and powerful with lime and lemon curd characters and a hint of phenolic texture on the finish. This wine is drinking beautifully now and will also age gracefully.
The 2022 Semillon is a new addition to the range of Estate Peter Teakle Wines and the first vintage of this wine. Made from the Semillon vines that are situated directly behind the winery. The fruit was handpicked in the early morning, in mid March 2022. The fruit was crushed and destemmed through our tube in tube chiller to cool the fruit down to 8 degrees C. The juice was then cold settled for 8 days, before being racked, warmed and inoculated with a neutral dry wine yeast. The alcoholic fermentation lasted 12 days, and was kept around 13 degrees C. The wine was then stabilised, filtered and bottled in November 2022.
Situated on the Teakle property in Port Lincoln, 2 kilometres from the foreshore, with 150 meters elevation. The soils are rich combination of sandy loam topsoil overlying a friable red-brown clay loam subsoil. The moderately warm summer temperatures and maritime breeze allow perfect ripening conditions in the vineyard. The long sunshine hour days encourage even ripening of the grapes, while the gentle breeze helps cool the bunches, retaining the beautiful natural acidity.