2022 Originals Semillon
Planted in 1999 the Semillon is one of the original plantings at Wangolina. The 2022 vintage was long and steady with reasonably fine warm weather with some heat spikes. Natural acid retention was prevalent in this vintage with all white fruit exhibiting crunchy and vibrant natural acid which translated into the wines.
The Originals Semillon was handpicked and whole bunch pressed before being divided evenly into two portions. One fermented with wild yeast in older French oak and the remainder into a ceramic egg for approx four months. Both methods of ferment increase the mouthfeel because of increased lees contact. The Semillon was then blended back together, clarified and then bottled while still youthful.
From nose to palate, your senses will indulge in a generous burst of ripe lemon, custard apple and hints of dry straw. There is a nice flow as the flavours glide across the buds, held firm by a fine thread of acidity and spicy phenols. The wine style is linear with driving acidity and an exceltionally long citrusy finish.
Perfect with fresh oysters, whiting or pan fried snapper.