The current release from 2021 is the results of the tweaking of winemaking style and vineyard locations as we constantly seek to build balance and complexity into our wines. The fruit is sourced from two vineyard blocks. The Semillon is sourced from Finniss in maritime climate of the Fleurieu Peninsula. Our Sauvignon Blanc is from the Kuitpo region of the Adelaide Hills (which is where the Coates winery based). A cool climate location ensures that the grapes have an elegance of flavour and good natural acidity that we seek to preserve in the finished wine.
Our winemaking style is traditional with a gentle press of the grapes to yield the softest fruit characters. The Semillon (65%) and Sauvignon Blanc (35%) were picked and pressed at different harvest times then the juice combined in tank to cold settle. The Sem Sav juice was natural yeast fermented with fine solids in 25% new and 75% seasoned French oak barrels then aged on lees for six months. Blended and bottled in October of 2021, The Semillon Sauvignon Blanc will be drinking well for another eight to ten years.
Light straw in colour, the nose shows restrained tropical fruits accompanied by lemongrass and a hint of brioche. A lithe palate with plenty of citrus zing with guava and delicious toast notes leading into a long, crisp finish.
Alcohol – 13.0% by volume Residual sugar – <2.0 g/L
Total Acidity – 6.7 g/L Volatile Acidity – 0.5 g/L
pH – 3.05 Sulphur Dioxide – 26 mg/L Free, 105 mg/L Total