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Riccitelli Old Vine Semillon...WOW!

November 27, 2019

Riccitelli Old Vine Semillon...WOW!

This cracking Semillon is made from vines that were forgotten about for over 50 years. Then Matias Riccitelli came along and worked his magic. These old Semillon vines are located in Rio Negro, Patagonia. Sun exposure is fairly intense at this latitude but nights are cool, allowing the grapes to develop rich varietal characteristics while retaining balancing acidity.

The grapes were hand harvested in small cases in order to maintain the integrity of each cluster. The must was then fermented in a combination of used French oak and concrete eggs, before maturing for six months in both French oak and concrete eggs (we love the eggs!).

For me this wine really shows what Semillon is capable of. It's complex and intense, with powerful citrus notes of lime and orange blossom, followed by a rich, waxy and nutty finish. This is absolutely going to be my Christmas Day white because it's big enough to take on all of those festive flavours.

Riccitelli Old Vine Semillon 2019 






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