Grant Burge The Vigneron Centenarian Semillon 2016
case of 6
$22.00 case of
The Vigneron Platinum series of wines are crafted from parcels of fruit, hand selected by the winemakers, that are unique in character and expressive of their terroir. Made in tiny amounts, these limited release wines are very distinctive and highly collectable.
Almost luminescent in appearance, this wine is pale yet almost neon green with platinum highlights, and bursts from the glass with aromas lemon curd and fresh lime topped with herbaceous notes of snow-pea, Thai basil and freshly cut grass. The palate is beautifully structured with a rich mid-palate that abounds with intense flavours of lemon curd, kaffir lime and basil sorbet, and zesty natural acidity that delivers exceptional length and persistence of flavour with a graceful minerality on the finish.
A long and elegant wine that is refreshing and vibrant in its youth, this wine is built to age as well as the vines it came from - maybe not for a century, but patient cellaring for the next 10-12 years will be handsomely rewarded.
This wine pairs perfectly with seafood, salads and spicy Asian dishes.
Trophy & Gold - The Hahn Corporation Trophy for Best Semillon in Class 3 and top Gold with 95 points - 2022 Barossa Wine Show
95 Gold Halliday points "From the Zerk family's 102yo block of semillon, treated with the respect it deserved: picked early to maintain acidity and avoid higher baume/alcohol, whole-bunch pressed, cool-fermented with cultured yeast. Meyer lemon and green apple flavours are the drivers of the pure and youthful palate.” -James Halliday Published 11 July 2021
The Hahn Corporation Trophy - Best Semillon in Class 3