2017 Bellbrae Estate Sparrows Semillon
We have named our premium Bellbrae Estate wines after our acclaimed local surf breaks. Sparrows is a consistent reef break between Bird Rock and Boobs near Torquay which works best on a north west swell with incoming tide.
This is our first release of this new dry style Semillon. The Sparrows grapes came from a tiny patch near the Great Ocean Road. The fruit flavours are bright and display fresh notes of citrus. All of the wine was matured in French oak, where it developed more textural and vanilla characters. This elegant style will mature softly and will drink well over the next 5 years. Coupled with a soft oak tannin, this wine has many layers that will integrate over time and reward the patient with depth and complexity.