Organic Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Only the second vintage of this wine and it already feels like a classic.
Kelly Washington’s Organic Semillon Sauvignon Blanc comes from the biodynamically farmed Raupo Vineyard in Marlborough’s Omaka Valley. Inspired by Bordeaux, this blend of 65% Semillon and 35% Sauvignon Blanc is fermented with wild yeasts and matured on the lees (the spent yeast) in cement egg-shaped vessels. This creates a wonderfully textured white wine with a delightful roundedness, grassiness and acidity, as well as notes of greengage, melon (nearer the rind than the centre), fresh herbs, beach pebbles and struck flint – the latter two whisking our mind away to the bracing North Norfolk coast. Consider pairing with fresh seafood, asparagus or salads laced with capers and vinaigrette.
We knew we were going to love this new venture as soon as we found out that the winemaker, Tamra Kelly-Washington, had grown up in Marlborough (during the region’s explosion) and started her career at the incredible Seresin Estate. What a place to cut one’s teeth. Following that she headed to the USA, Australia and Italy to hone her skills, then back to New Zealand, spending ten years at Yealands Estate and eventually returning to Seresin. Now she and her husband, Simon, have launched a new enterprise called Kelly Washington. They work with trusted growers who have old vines and high-altitude vineyards, and, crucially, ones that farm sustainably, organically or biodynamically. Together they create wonderfully balanced wines with a real sense of provenance, sophisticatedly packaged in a way that makes you want to buy them all and line them up in a display.
£3.67 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 3634607
Style No.: 866387
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