PETER LEHMANN - Reserve Semillion 2001Australian White Wine
Still very lively and fresh showing good citrus notes also hints of macadamia nut characters and beginnings of a light smokiness as a consequence of bottle development. Still a remarkably tight, zesty and youthful wine with a superb structure and length. Time in the bottle has deepened the lime citrus and honey dew fruit flavours which fill out the mouth while finishing clean and dry.
With careful cellaring, this wine will continue to develop in the bottle for a further ten years.
It is very food friendly wine and is a superb accompaniment to fuller flavoured sea food dishes, asparagus and is one of the rare wines which pairs well with fresh tomato soup!
The grapes are picked early & fermented cold in stainless steel tanks. Following a 2 week fermentation period, the wine is clarified and bottled immediately before being cellared at the winery.