Kitts Creek Barossa Valley Semillon 2017
Region: Barossa Valley
Glug is a supporter of Semillon from the Barossa Valley as we find an appeal in whites ripened in a warm climate. Semillon is a complex variety and changes its character with the climate of the vineyard. This means wonderful examples come from the Lower and Upper Hunter a climate which can verge on sub-tropical and yet makes a steely, crisp, tasting wine in cool climates.
Over in Margaret River it blends well with Sauvignon Blanc as it does in Bordeaux. Thus in a warm climate like the Barossa it handles the heat well showing the versatility of this wonderful variety. Fashion has dealt Barossa Semillon a cruel blow as consumers have moved to cool climate whites and each year old vine Semillon is being grubbed out in the Barossa. When the wheel turns as it will I wonder how much will be left.
The Kitts Creek is one of a number of Semillons we have bottled over the last year as we are determined to keep the flag flying.