2016 Audrey May Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
Josh Pfeiffer & Christa Deans
The Semillon component comes from our Heysen Estate vineyard, less than 50m from our cellar door sales. This year we took Semillon from both our north/south and east/west blocks with shallow grey loam over quartz and limestone. The Sauvignon Blanc accounts for five percent of the final blend and is sourced from Rolf Binder’s vineyard in Vine Vale, one of the coolest pockets of the Barossa Valley floor.
The Semillon was harvested during the cool of the night and delivered to our neighbour, Christa Deans to be made under the watchful eye of Josh. The free run juice was fermented at 10 degrees Celsius for two weeks using QA23 yeast, and a 5% addition of Barossa Valley Sauvignon Blanc was enough to give this wine its trademark straw and gooseberry aroma. Bottled in April 2016.
This wine is named after our Grandmother, Audrey May Pfeiffer and is a blend of Semillon (95%) and Sauvignon Blanc (5%) that work perfectly together, giving this wine a lovely crisp edge and a fresh lemon flavour. The nose has loads of passionfruit and gooseberry, but being from the Barossa, it also has that lovely softness and richness to it with hints of melon and green snakes. Perfectly suited to any white meat dish, or enjoyed with friends on a nice sunny day.
Alc: 12.% pH: 2.97 T.A.: 7.05 g/l R.S.: 4.5 g/l
Ready to drink now, but will become softer and develop more complexities over the next 1-2 years.