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Kelly Washington Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2018

New Zealand, Southern Valleys
Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc
Kelly Washington Pinot Blanc 2020
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Inspired by many of the great white Bordeaux wines that we love to drink, we were super excited to get our hands on some lovely, unique Semillon fruit from a stunning vineyard in Marlborough. Made with minimal intervention, and no oak, the use of a cement egg has given wonderful balance and essence to the wine, naturally. I see the wine having a wonderful combination of both greener and riper fruits - melon, greengage and some ripe herbal notes, and the palate has both a great structure and body, yet is pulled back by a tightly knitted, fine acidity.





Analytical data


1.9 g/l residual sugar
6.2 g/l acidity


Grapes are sourced from a wonderful biodynamic site in the Southern Valleys of Marlborough. 18 year old vines planted on freedraining river silt.


Grapes were hand harvested and naturally fermented in a small cement egg. Super long, albeit consistent, fermentation period of 3 months.


The wine spent 10 months on full lees, in the egg where the lees stayed naturally in suspension, undergoing 100% malolactic fermentation before being bottled unfined and with a coarse filtration.

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