We are proud to announce the arrival of the 2016 Sémillon as a pre-release exclusive to our Soleil 160 Wine Club members!
This is an extremely special vintage that could never be duplicated again and here is why: The 2016 Sémillon was the first, and only, white wine to be fermented in one of our new French concrete tanks. Though we may produce another single-variety Sémillon in future vintages, it will never be done in these concrete fermenters in the same way ever again. After fermentation, it was racked only a single time and then aged on the fine lees for 8 months before a light filtering just before bottling. The handling of this wine could not have been gentler! Winemaker Michael Clark describes it as having flavours of “lemon and lime, wet stone, light buttery tones, and a hint of apricot” and notes an intriguing “electrical streak of minerality and refreshing acidity”.
Only 110 cases of this wine were produced and they will certainly not last long. Members of our Soleil 160 Wine Club can log in to the member’s area of our website and head to the Store, where you will find the new Sémillon!
If you are not yet a member, you can certainly join in on the fun and take advantage of this very special pre-release wine! Join now by visiting our Wine Club page.
The wine will retail for $24.90 but of course, Soleil 160 members get it at the discounted rate of $22.40! It is just another reason why the Soleil 160 Wine Club is one of the most worthwhile experiences under the sun.