“Well and truly breaks the mould for Tasmania” – James Halliday
Our Aurelia range of wines are only produced from outstanding fruit in excellent vintages. The wines are “made” in the vineyard by selecting strongly performing clones and blocks for special treatment. This includes fastidious attention to canopy management and yield so that the the best fruit is harvested at optimal ripeness. This is followed by sensitive and creative wine making to extracts the best this carefully tended fruit can offer. Even with such attention to detail during the crafting of these special wines, only those that develop into wines of exceptional quality will earn the right to carry the Aurelia label.
This is a blend of 86% Sauvignon Blanc and 14% Semillon, partly barrel fermented, (15% in barrel for 12 months) in the manner of Bordeaux Blanc wines. This has created a very attractive structure and texture to complement the herb/grass/citrus fruit. It is a genuinely interesting wine that is unmistakably varietal, which sets it apart from the straight forward Sauvignon Blanc offerings that are so commonplace. It is a wonderful accompaniment to seafood. It has undoubted cellaring capacity, but is drinking exceptionally well right now.
Winemaker: Julian Alcorso
Critics Reviews and Scores
Well and truly breaks the mould for Tasmania; first up there is the varietal blend, next a mix of wild and cultured yeast, and finally fermentation and 12 months maturation in a mix of new and used French oak. Gleaming straw-green, it has the complexity its vinification would suggest, with a citrus and mineral backbone, fleshy stone fruits and a whisper of tropical filling out the body.
Score: 94 Points
7.8 standard drinks
Drink by 2015