2022 Semillon


$24 bottle $288 doz

100% Semillon
Single Vineyard, Old Vine
Light Pass Barossa Valley

Planted in 1936 by 4th generation Herbert Bernard Scholz. The old Semillon block has seen many seasons come and go, and is a consistent producer of high quality fruit, grown on a mixture of deep alluvial soil and red brown loam over clay on the banks of the North Para river.




A vintage with outstanding quality fruit. The 2021/22 season went `back to back` with 20/21. Good rains over winter and early Spring, setting up beautiful conditions for flowering and fruit set. A setback in October, when a hailstorm swept through the valley, however damage was isolated. Mild summer temperatures provided perfect conditions for ripening and harvest. A high quality vintage.

Whole bunches are promptly pressed, chilled and drained, retaining only free run juice. Juice is cold settled before a clean rack to ferment. Inoculated, then cool fermented in stainless steel. Soon after fermentation is complete the wine is stabilized and bottled to retain freshness and vibrancy. ALC 11.0%

Tasting Notes
Aromatics of lemongrass, ginger, spring blossoms and classic lemon and lime. Fresh citrus flavours and tight, vibrant acid structure are the hallmarks on the palate. The finish is clean and long with fruit and acid working in harmony. Semillon always rewards patient cellaring.

`This is beautifully styled and elegantly expressed on the nose with green apple, fresh herb, Jasmine and lemon pith nuances, followed by a beautifully weighted palate displaying finely textured mouthfeel backed by vibrant acidity. Mouth-watering and exuberant with a persistent crisp finish`. At its best: 2024 to 2034. Wine Orbit 2022

Winemakers-Peter & Jack Scholz