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Moss Wood Ribbon Vale Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2017

Moss Wood Ribbon Vale Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2017

'Its power and drive reflect the quality of the grapes from the 40yo Ribbon Vale Vineyard.'
93 Points - James Halliday

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$395.88 (Case 12 x 750ml)

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DESCRIPTION
  • Fruit from the Ribbon Vale Vineyard, which was acquired by Moss Wood in 2000. This new addition led to the first Sauvignon Blanc Semillon blend for Moss Wood - a wine that has stayed as a firm favourite in their stable.

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    For both varieties, the fruit was hand-picked and whole bunch pressed, and the juice was settled in stainless steel tanks. The clear juice was then racked to stainless steel and seeded with multiple yeast strains. Once fermentation was under way, the wines were racked to 228 litre, French oak barrels, none of which were new, and where they stayed for 3 months. We prefer old oak because it allows the wine to develop good texture, without the fruit aroma being over-powered by wood characters.

    TASTING NOTE

    The wine has a light straw colour with green tints and is in bright condition. Immediately one noses the glass, there is an impact of Sauvignon Blanc zesty notes – grass, leaf and passionfruit, in fact almost musky and Gewurztraminer–like, bolstered by lemon sherbet from the Semillon. When describing the Moss Wood Semillon, we emphasised the sheer quality of 2017 and this thread runs through the Sauvignon Blanc Semillon as well. The depth of fruit on the palate is tremendous and while the wine has the classic, acid freshness of the style, the high quality vintage has given it a generosity and length we don’t often see.

  • REVIEWS

    'Its power and drive reflect the quality of the grapes from the 40yo Ribbon Vale Vineyard and the absence of oak. The flavours seem to be dominated by semillon, a thoroughly strange situation given it is the junior partner in the blend. An ideal candidate for prolonged cellaring. '
    93 Points - James Halliday, Wine Companion

    'Some grassy, herbal and nettley aromas with guava and gooseberries ahead of lemon-driven citrus. Lots to enjoy now. The palate is smooth and fleshy, delivering a crisp, lively impression.'
    92 Points - James Suckling