Alkina Kin Semillon 2020


The “Kin” range from this adventurous new Barossa winemaking enterprise is essentially their estate range that offers a look into evolving styles and blends from across their north-western vineyard in the Greenock district. Semillon has long been the Barossa’s traditional white variety, here fermented as whole berries with indigenous yeast in a Georgian qvevri as well as a stainless steel tank, left on skins for six months where it has built a unique waxy textural feel as well as the faintest of flor characters woven into its more varietally familiar lemon, floral, and field grass footings. Great to see this kind of expression created from what often can be semillon’s bare canvas.