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Woodstock Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2012


Planted in 1988 on rootstocks at Woodstock Estate, this Semillon clone BVRC32, was intently chosen for its tropical fruit character and zippy acidity. Free draining sandy soils ensure we get the best flavours from this variety. A proportion of Blewitt Springs Sauvignon Blanc sourced predominately from cooler vineyards in McLaren Vale is blended to help focus flavour intensity and lift.



Winemakers Scott Collett & Ben Glaetzer
Varietal Composition 75% Semillon 25% Sauvignon Blanc
Bottling Date 2012-08-01
Alcohol 11%
pH 3.02
Acidity 8 g/l
Residual Sugar 2.3 g/l

Tasting Notes


The 2012 was a great vintage in McLaren Vale with exceptional quality fruit yet very low yields. Growing conditions were optimal throughout the growing season allowing for excellent intensity and depth of flavour for both our Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc grapes.

The Semillon on the estate is crop thinned early in the growing season to concentrate flavour intensity. When these tropical flavours peak, and just before natural acid is degraded by summer heat, the grapes are machine harvested in the cool of the night to capture freshness. Sauvignon Blanc is processed separately and the two varieties are then blended to ensure a balanced structure and flavour profile. The final blend is lower in residual sugar and higher in acidity than the previous vintage giving a leaner style of wine.

The Wine:

Intense passionfruit, gooseberry and lychee aromas leap out of the glass invitingly. Refreshing traces of green apples, nashi pears and lifted citrus notes are evident. The Semillon provides complex tropical flavours, which are round, full and juicy, balanced by lingering zesty acidity on the finish.

Serving Suggestion:

Linguine pasta with Spencer Gulf king prawns, rocket and chilli or Coorong mulloway dumplings served with a wasabi leaf salad.

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Other Releases
2013 Woodstock Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
2011 Woodstock Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
2010 Woodstock Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
2009 Woodstock Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
2015 Woodstock Semillon Sauvignon Blanc



    The semillon clone planted at Woodstock produces tropical flavours when picked just as the flavours peak, so both components are are work in unison; however, the flavours have as much citrus as tropical, albeit in a seamless flow across the palate and finish.
    To: 2015
    Rating: 89

  • Graeme Phillips - Sunday Tasmanian, Hobart, Jun 2013

    Grassy, lantana and tomato leaf aromas and flavours, the light-weight palate is soft, flavoursome, bright and refreshing. Chill well.