L'Ecole no 41 Columbia Valley Semillon 2009


 Remarkably brilliant with rich fruit and balanced acidity, this wine shows fragrant citrus blossom, lemon and floral aromas, with melon, pear, lychee nut and key-lime flavors on a honeysuckle mineral-rich finish.

Appellation: Columbia Valley
Blend: 89% Semillon, 11% Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol: 14.2%
pH: 3.44
Total acidity: 6.0g/L
Residual sugar: <2g/L
Brix at harvest: 24.8°
Barrel ageing: barrel fermented in 1 and 2 year old oak. 50% aged on lees.


"Semillon is a very odd grape indeed. It is grown, often extensively, all over the world. In most of these vineyards it sits around sullenly like an overweight schoolgirl, showing awkward fatness or just plain dullness in the wines it produces. In odd places though, it can be transformed into a raving beauty. L’Ecole is one of the few wineries in the entire world to persist with a really well made Semillon. Surely that grape’s time will come … It has the body of Chardonnay and the aroma of Sauvignon Blanc – surely a recipe for success?” (Jancis Robinson). This wine is a blend of several premium vineyards including: 28% Klipsun Vineyard; 26% Rosebud Vineyard; 15% Double River Ranch; 9% Fries Vineyard; 8% Stillwater Creek; 8% Les Collines Vineyard and 6% Seven Hills Vineyard.

L'Ecole no 41  Columbia Valley  Semillon 2009
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