2018 Terra Unica Sémillon
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Appellation
Golden Mile Bench
Harvest Date
October 7, 2018
Sugar
23.8 Brix at harvest
Acid
6.6 g/L
pH
3.02
Bottling Date
February 14, 2019
Residual Sugar
6.9 g/L
Alcohol %
13.2

2018 Terra Unica Sémillon

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SKU: 64127418
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Appellation
Golden Mile Bench
Harvest Date
October 7, 2018
Sugar
23.8 Brix at harvest
Acid
6.6 g/L
pH
3.02
Bottling Date
February 14, 2019
Residual Sugar
6.9 g/L
Alcohol %
13.2
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Bright and aromatic, our single vineyard Sémillon leads with fragrant aromas of lemon zest, fresh cut grass, clover, mint, and dried apricot. A crisp lip-smacking palate follows, full of tangerine, Meyer lemon and crunchy green apple on a balanced finish. Deliciously dry with brilliant lemon acidity, makes this wine a lovely pairing with fresh mussels and clams in a saffron cream.
Ratings
"Semillon is rarely seen in the Okanagan and most often pops up only in blends with sauvignon blanc, which is a shame. There's a lovely restraint to this wine, and though comfortably plump in its medium-bodied frame, there's a whip of lemony acidity to sharpen the edges. Apple, lemon, grapefruit, quince and bright lime curd stream along the palate to a snappy tangerine finish. The acidity here gobbles up the 7g/l RS without issue. More of this, please, BC." Tasted by: Treve Ring SCORE: 90 points
Awards
91 points & Silver - International Wine & Spirits Competition 2019 "Light gold/straw yellow. Strong lemony aromas, some orange zest and beeswax. Fragrant. The palate follows the nose: enticing ripe citrus fruit, with a long lemony, mineral finish."
Vineyard Notes
The 2018 growing season was one of the most tumultuous in the last 20 years, with Growing Degree Days (GDD) totaling 1575, essentially at the 10 year average, however the year was anything but average. The season started slowly with cool spring temperatures delaying our typical budbreak. This was followed by rapid, record setting heat in late April and May with growth going into overdrive and thus flowering occurring earlier than usual. Dry conditions during flowering brought an excellent fruit set with heavy, though well-balanced, bunch development. The early summer months were quite typical for the Okanagan – warm and dry. However, a cool, early fall slowed ripening down. The cooler than normal autumn temperatures allowed grape maturity to finish with elegant acidity, great complexity and fantastic flavour development. With conditions varying considerably throughout the year, viticulturalists needed to adapt management practices quickly, to ensure 2018 would be an exceptional year.
Winemaker Notes
Harvested from Block 12 of our estate property vineyard, these vines were planted in 1997/1998 and show the striking minerality for which the Golden Mile Bench is renown. The fruit was handpicked, gently destemmed and whole berry pressed. The resulting juice enjoyed a long cool fermentation for 23 days, primarily in stainless steel, with a small portion in French oak, to soften the mid-palate whilst retaining the vibrant, refreshing fruit.
Production
167 cases
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