Zesty lemon curd, lemon peel and white currant flavours are accented with a delicious lime acidity, creating a wine that is crisp with excellent balance and a long finish
- SA - Eden Valley
- South Australia
The Louis pays tribute to Louis Edmund Henschke, the fourth-generation grower who had the foresight to use organic viticulture at the Hill of Grace vineyard. This unoaked semillon comes from old vines (up to 50 years old) and will age gracefully. Now it’s full of fruity vitality – citrus, gooseberry and green apple – with vibrant acidity. 25 Best Whites - Sally Gudgeon, Qantas (01/DEC/2010)
Named for the late Louis Edmund Henschke, this light-bodied, bone-dry semillon comes from 50-year-old vines on a Henschke vineyard. Like the Hunter style, it’s tank fermented, never goes near oak and is bottled early to preserve the fruit flavour. However, it’s slightly fuller than the Hunter style, with the distinct aroma and flavour of warm-grown semillon – somewhere between lemongrass and wet hessian. Don’t be put off by the latter, though, as there’s a zesty, tart, lemony tang setting Louis apart from other wines. Chris Shanahan, Canberra Times (22/SEP/2010)
Bright yellow-green; a rich bouquet crossing into riesling territory, although the palate tightens up and revert to type thanks to to a powerful minerally core.Rating 89 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion(AUG/2011)
Winery Tasting Notes
Gold straw with green hues.
Fragrant aromas of lemon blossom and citrus zest are joined by exotic gooseberry nuances and notes of crème brûlée and poached pear.
Zesty lemon curd, lemon peel and white currant flavours are accented with a delicious lime acidity, creating a wine that is crisp with excellent balance and a long finish.
Exceptional vintage, 10+ years.
A tribute to Louis Edmund Henschke (1919-1990), the fourth-generation grower of the Hill of Grace vineyard. His expertise as a vigneron has resulted in a legacy in the form of the famous vineyard being maintained using long-term organic principles. The semillon is a reserve selection from 50 year old vines, grown in the Henschke vineyard at Eden Valley.