Lorraine Schild Reserve Late Harvest Semillon 2013 (375ml)

17.50 14.00

20% off Australia


Decadent bottle-aged Sauternes-imitation from the Barossa Valley.

Single vineyard Sémillon is cordon cut in the vineyard allowing the berries to desiccate on the vine for three weeks in order to concentrate flavours. The fruit is then hand harvested, with some skin contact further drawing out the flavours prior to fermentation.

Pale gold in colour, the nose jumps out with trademark sticky Sémillon notes of nectarine, passionfruit, orange marmalade and zesty citrus peel. The palate is full, round and lush, a viscous wash of stone fruit juice with honey, orange peel, subtle oak spice and floral notes, with a clean citric acid finish which provides lift and freshness. Wonderful concentration and integration of flavours and beautifully balanced.

Some fine bottle ageing in this and good for a few more years yet. Serve with aged blue cheese or shortcake based desserts, or as a dessert on its own.

  • Lush, rounded, complex
  • 375ml
  • 12% Alcohol
  • Screwcap
  • Drink by 2025

Producer: Schild Estate

Ben and Alma Schild moved to the Barossa Valley in 1952, acquiring their first vineyard near Rowland Flat where the original homestead is still situated. Tragically, Ben died suddenly in 1956 leaving son Ed, the youngest of eight children and the only son living at home, to run the family property at the age of 16.

Ed Schild’s love for the region, and its variety of landscapes and ecosystems, saw him steadily grow vineyard holdings to over 450 acres under vine today, all cultivated under the expert eye of his son Mick. He purchased the Tweedies Gully vineyard in 1977, noting that with its westerly aspect, high altitude and sandy loam soils, the vineyard was a perfect fit for premium Riesling production. Taking advantage of the cooling afternoon winds, particularly in the summer, the vineyard shows a number of characters more akin to its close neighbour, Eden Valley.

Schild Estate Wines were produced offsite until the new state-of-the-art Valley of Hope Winery was opened in 2010, with 2011 the first complete vintage to come through its doors, under the charge of Chief Winemaker Scott Hazeldine. Ed and Lorraine have four children and eight grandchildren which ensures a strong family focus within the day to day running of the winery today.

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