Keith Tulloch Per Diem Semi-Dry Semillon 2014
Our Semi-dry Semillon shows bold and juicy fruits, dazzling with strong aromas of ripe lemon and lime, mixed with tropical green-fruit perfumes of guava and passionfruit.
Our Semi-dry Semillon shows bright green-citrus juicy fruits, exhibiting a beautiful mix of ripe lemon and lime, plus lifted hints of rind and zest. The characters are "pure" Semillon, clear and bright, providing equal intensity of juicy fruit flavor on the palate. This style is all about co-equality, with sugar and acid combining in refreshing equilibrium: its "sweet" richness gives mouth-filling freshness, yet acidity provides a deliciously long, crisp persistence.
This finely measured balance is great for immediate drinking enjoyment, great with food or without. Chill it down and enjoy this year, or keep until next Summer.
Summer provided stable cool temperatures, accompanied by regular showery changes. Harvest began one week later than usual as sugar accumulation in the fruit was slower, and acids stayed high. This early harvest Semillon shows the benefit of these cooler conditions, exhibiting elegant, juicy flavors, and beautifully zesty freshness. Cool weather at Vintage gave us the best possible conditions for a fine off-dry style; fruit purity and elegant structure are the key features.