|Grape/Varietal : Semillon||Color : White|
|Origin : Adelaide Hills||Bottle Size : 75cl|
|Region : Australia||ABV : 13.4%|
|Vintage : 2018||Natural Factor: No Added Sulphur|
Travis Tausend’s vines grow at the very Southern tip of the Adelaide Hills in a small community called Hope Forest. The original carers and traditional owners of this land are the Perimangk people. The soils here are varied but the vines put their roots into mostly clay, sand and ironstone based soils. The vineyard is planted on several slopes but mostly make use of a North-East aspect with exception to the merlot which faces the North-West.
Being in a raised valley that is cooled by two winds, the hot days experienced by the regions surrounding are mitigated by the Southern ocean wind and the gulf breeze, making the micro climate one of the coolest in the Adelaide Hills. Because of this beautiful flow of air, there are pockets of noble rot in the vineyard that Travis uses to add another layer to his riesling and sauvignon blanc.
Handful 2018 An aged Semillon that was de-stemmed, fermented on skins for 14 days and gently pressed into barrel for elevage for 18 months. Semillon from Hope Forests, picked a couple of days after the berries started showing some pink blush within the flesh. The name comes from Nick Cave’s song ‘Love letter’. “This is the 3rd year we have worked with this vineyard and we continue to see improvement in the vines as we work the soils.”
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