(From 2010 Vintage) 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 so the Barossa is blessed with a heritage of old, low yielding Semillon vineyards. At Torbreck, Semillon is fermented in both stainless steel and seasoned French barriques. Torbreck Woodcutters Semillon is not unlike the white wines found in the central and southern regions of France. This is due largely to the use of the Madeira (more robust and pink skinned) clone of Semillon, grown widely in the Barossa Valley
The Woodcutter’s White is made from 100% Semillon. Half of the wine was barrel fermented and aged for 10 months in 3 year old French oak barrique, with the remainder fermented in tank. It is a satisfying medium to full bodied wine that combines fresh citrus fruit characters with a faint nutty richness obtained from barrel fermentation. This wine has been blended for immediate enjoyment, but please keep some aside if you feel so inclined, Australian Semillon is known to age well and you’ll be plea...