Barossa Valley Estate Spires Chardonnay Semillon 2002

White Blends from Australia

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Item No. 60556
  • white wine
  • WS88

Winemaker's Notes

A blend of 60% Chardonnay and 40% Semillon with a brilliant mid-straw color with green tints. Chardonnay and Semillon are two classic varieties very much at home in the Barossa Valley. The Spires blend is "a real fruit explosion" according to winemaker Stuart Bourne, and little has been done in winemaking terms to interfere with that. The bouquet shows complexity with lifted citrus, peel and floral notes with some stone fruit characters and a hint of fresh herbs. Subtle French oak complements this crisp clean wine with its tangy citrus flavours. A long finish makes the Spires Chardonnay Semillon very satisfying drinking, especially with foods like pasta, quiche and salads.

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Barossa Valley Estate was established in 1985 by a group of Barossa Valley grape growers who saw an opportunity to add value to their harvest. The winery was initially established as a co-operative with the objective of making and marketing premium bottled wine. The grape growers and the winemaker have a very close relationship due to this structure and the synergy that has...

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With a landmass the size of the US, Australia has just as many appellations. Many wines are simply labeled from their state of origin. Some of these are the most popular: New South Wales - home to Sydney and other tourist destinations, New South Wales has a smaller focused wine growing region, but many wines are a blend of these smaller appellations and so are deemed New...

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