Semillon, 'Margaret River', Happs
This Semillon owes its character to the Three Hills Vineyard in the extreme south of Margaret River that is pruned and picked by hand. The vineyard has a
very high leaf area to fruit weight and the trellis spreads the foliage reducing the density of leaves and enabling them to function better. The fruit loses its green character, is golden and flavoursome at harvest, very different to that in vineyards designed for mechanisation. The soil is managed organically without herbicides, the vines are not irrigated and grape flavour is concentrated. The result is a full bodied flavoursome food wine, golden in colour, gutsy in its mid-palate weight, food friendly, intriguing in its composition, and long lived. Matured in stainless steel at cold temperatures on its lees to retain freshness.
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Soft and textural rather than crisp and acidic as is often seen with this variety. The flavours are citrus and fig with hints of rockmelon, honey and mandarin. The flavour is long with a soft, toasty finish.