Sauvignon Blanc Semillon Savagnin Barossa South Australia
Christobel Hill Smith was an integral part of the personality around the Yalumba household and wineworks for over sixty years, her vitality and charm bewitched all those around her. Her eponymous wine is equally charismatic, two thirds Semillon and a third of Sauvignon Blanc, fashioned into a well structured Barossa white supported by exquisite mineral slateyness. The aromaticnes and pungency of Sauvignon Blanc adorn the beautiful fresh flavours and lithe natural acidity.
Harvests of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc are sourced from loyal Barossa growers, some have been supplying Yalumba for generations. Great care is taken to pick the grapes early to ensure maximum freshness and delicacy. Christobel's Semillon is always picked early to retain freshness and capture the classic varietal lemon sorbet flavour. Grapes are gently pressed to extract clean free run juices, minimally handled to protect fresh fruit characters. Parcels are inoculated to neutral yeasts and vinified at cooler temperatures to maximise the varietal expression and retain essential Sauvignon Blanc aromatic complexity. The finished components are left on light lees until assemblage. Alcohol 12.0%
Bright green hue. Aromas of lemon verbena, orange blossom and lantana, each variety of grape contributing its own charm. Semillon defines the palate, giving it light body with citrus blossom flavours, Sauvignon Blanc gives the palate zest and crunch. A wonderfully fruit driven wine for current drinking alongside fresh seafood, salads and Asian style faire.