Semillon, 'Margaret River', Ashbrook Estate
After obtaining cuttings from Bill Pannell’s Moss Wood Vineyard in 1976, the excellent Ashbrook Estate Semillon program began. Due to its popularity & ultimate suitability to the Margaret River region, a second block was planted in 1988. A classic example of what this variety can achieve in a warm maritime climate. Made in an unwooded style to retain and enhance varietal fruit freshness. Staggered harvesting of fruit from a combination of estate sites and trellising systems allows expression of a spectrum of aromas and flavours from sweet grassiness to punchy ripe citrus in the finished wine. This complexity also provides exceptional structure and palate weight with considerable ageing potential. Cellaring for five or more years is rewarded with rich complex nut, straw and toast characters in harmony with ripe lemon and sweet grassy nuances while still retaining a pleasantly surprising level of freshness, vibrancy and length.
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