2016 Torbreck Woodcutter's Semillon

Year: 2016
Appellation: Barossa Valley
Country: Australia
Wine Advocate: 88
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.0%
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"The 2016 Woodcutter's Semillon offers up notions of waxed lemons, lime leaves and straw with hints of dried herbs and apple blossoms. Medium-bodied with a lovely silken texture and some pleasant yeasty notes coming through in the mouth, it has a racy backbone and bone-dry finish." (WA)

Winery Notes:
"Fashioned with the savoury, food friendly dry whites of Southern France in mind, Woodcutter’s Semillon is the ideal tonic after a long day in the vineyard."

Semillon has always found a natural home in the Barossa. It was one of the early white wine grape varieties planted by the first settlers around 160 years ago and the Mediterranean climate and careful farming has created a heritage of old, low yielding Semillon vineyards.

With the use of an age-old, robust, pink-skinned Madeira clone, found mainly in the Barossa, and maturation in both stainless steel and seasoned French barriques, the Woodcutter’s Semillon is reminiscent of the savoury, food friendly white wines found in the central and southern regions of France.

It is not a typically lemony Semillon, showing more complex aromas of smoked almonds and honeysuckle as well as buttery textures from the natural malolactic fermentation.

Torbreck is the name of a forest near Inverness, Scotland. You’ll find more than a passing nod to the Celts in our wine naming conventions including this tribute to the foresters of this rugged high country.