Briar Ridge, Dairy Hill Semillon
Featured in Matthew Jukes 100 Best Australian Wines, while also receiving a score of 97/100 from the Halliday Wine Companion. Briar Ridge's Single Vineyard wines are produced in very limited quantities from their unique 'Dairy Hill' vineyard block, only when vintage conditions have yielded the highest standard of fruit quality. This vintage displays pure Semillon fruit aromas of Kaffir lime leaf and lemongrass, a crisp refreshing palate of citrus fruits and subtle savoury thyme with a mouthcoating texture. Handpicked and sorted fruit was whole bunch pressed to a stainless steel tank. Cold settled for 12 hours before racking to a large format neutral oak cask for fermentation. Fermented at 18 degrees Celsius for 12 days with ambient yeasts and left on full yeast lees for 4 months before being stabilised and lightly filtered. No finings.