Cirillo Estate 1850 Ancestor Vine Semillon 2017

Semillon in the Barossa Valley has been a bit of a dog’s body – a curio on the side to enjoy on a hot Summer’s day. Few winemakers have given it much attention but Marco Cirillo does not just have any vineyard – it may be the oldest parcel of Semillon vines in the country, if not the world.

The wine is similar in style to a Hunter Valley classic. It is very pale in colour and has concentrated lanolin, dried grass, citrus and green apple fruits. It is then dry and light as a feather in a low alcohol style but also with some textural richness – almost like a dry Mosel Riesling with its combination of acid and sheer power.

The fruit is concentrated and shows seamless balanced with a core of tight acidity that drives a very long finish – the balance in particular and youthful vitality suggesting this wine has a very long way to run.

Wines You Might Also Like

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on linkedin
Share on tumblr
Share on whatsapp
Share on email