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PYRAMID VALLEY 08 SEM LH 375ml
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Bottle Size: 375ML
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PYRAMID VALLEY 2008 SEMILLON LATE HARVEST 375ml BIODYNAMIC

WINERY NOTES - 1.7 tonnes/acre, 90% noble rot, 10% dessicated, ripe, yellow berries, a whole vineyard pick, for greatest site expression. From a maligned Marlborough vintage for dry whites from late varieties, and rightly so: we waited for ripe flavours in the non-botrytis-affected fruit, while noble rot continued to advance, and eventually consigned ourselves to no dry Semillon this year. Our reward: the sun did eventually reemerge, the berries shrivelled beautifully, and we were gifted this unique wine, from a season the likes of which we'll probably never see again. Collected at 39 brix, whole bunch pressed, no enzymes or sulfur or fining "agents" added. Unsettled juice fermented with vineyard yeasts for 19 months, in 450L French hogsheads, 60% new. Bottled unfined, filtered, on the summer equinox, December 2009. 13.4% alcohol, pH 3.45, TA 6.7, RS 100g/l. Production: 150 dozen full bottles, 130 dozen half bottles. Luminous, viscous, deep-lighted gold. Heady musky/floral/spicy bouquet, multifaceted and complex: beeswax, lanolin, talcum powder, candied ginger, dried orange peel, verbena, citrus blossom, and a suggestion of vanilla bean. Lovely lift and floral sweetness, with an undercurrent of blossom honey and stony acidity; really fresh and pretty, light-footed and charming, for so concentrated and age-worthy a wine.
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