Grosset Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2015 ~ Clare Valley, South Australia (Certified Organic, Vegan)
James Halliday 96/100
The Wine Front 93/100
ACO certified organic
Just 800 cases of this vintage released
James Halliday ~ "Year in, year out, the most distinguished semillon sauvignon blanc blend from the eastern half of Australia, and often challenges the best Margaret River can offer. There is a particular tactile quality to the wine, and an intensity to the mix of herb, gooseberry, passionfruit and citrus that sets it apart."
Jancis Robinson ~ "Very pure fruit expression and great balance. ....Excellent extract and opulent finish."
Grosset has found an amazing synergy between Clare semillon and Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc and produced a white which is significantly different from the same blend from Margaret River. 2015 is an excellent vintage of the wine – fresh, bright and vibrant, redolent of gooseberry, lychees, fresh garden herb flavours with some lemon citrus notes, a fine, tight palate that is lively, cleansingly crisp and, importantly, dry. It is a delicious, thirst-quenching white blend which lingers – fruity and long.
Sauvignon Blanc – Semillon is a classic white wine blend. It is most widely produced in France (most notably Bordeaux's Graves district), where both Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon are well-established varieties, and has more recently caught on in Australia.
Clare Valley is the northernmost wine region within the Mount Lofty Ranges zone of South Australia, located 81 miles (130km) north of the state capital, Adelaide. It is one of the most picturesque wine regions of Australia, with a tradition in winemaking going back to the early 19th century when the first vines were planted.
Grosset wines are suitable for vegans, as no fining agents were used in production.