Henschke `Tilly's Vineyard` White Blend 2009 (6 x 750mL), Barossa, SA.

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Overview

An attractive fragrant blend of Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Chardonnay.

This crisp, aromatic blend is named in tribute to great-aunt Ottilie Mathilde ‘Tilly’ Henschke, one of the remarkable pioneers from the era that saw vineyards flourish across South Australia.

Region:
SA - Barossa
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Grape Varietals

A blend of 26% Semillon, 25% Sauvignon Blanc, 22% Chardonnay, 22% Riesling and 5% Pinot Gris.

Colour

Pale straw in colour.

Aroma

A sweet, fragrant nose of lemon grass and gooseberry with lifted pear and citrus aromas.

Palate

The palate is sweet and juicy with tropical notes, fresh crunchy fruit, and an attractive long, crisp finish.

Cellaring Potential

Excellent vintage, drink now to 2015.

Wine Background

This crisp, aromatic blend is named in tribute to great-aunt Ottilie Mathilde ‘Tilly’ Henschke, one of the remarkable pioneers from the era that saw vineyards flourish across South Australia.

Vintage Conditon

The 2009 vintage was preceded by another cold, drought winter, with 399mm rainfall in Eden Valley for the year (a good year would see 500mm). It was the coldest August since 1951. Spring had a few heat spikes up into the mid to high 30s, some frost damage in low-lying areas, but very little rain during September and October. In fact, it was the driest September for 30 years and the driest October on record. Staggered flowering resulted from cool weather which reduced the fruit set. Some varieties were also pruned back hard to just a few spurs to allow them to survive with no water. Rain arrived in mid-December with around 65mm recorded, making it the wettest month of the whole year.

Vintage
2009
Region
SA - Barossa
Grape Style
Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
12.5%

Winery Profile

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Henschke is one of the longest established family names in the Barossa and the Australian wine industry. Johann Christian Henschke first planted vines in Keyneton in 1861, producing his first commercial vintage in 1868.

The tradition of quality winemaking has passed down through the generations – today seeing Stephen Henschke and his wife, Prue, as winemaker and viticulturist respectively.

Awarded "International Red Winemaker of the Year" in 1996 at the London Wine Show, Stephen and Prue were in 2006, awarded Gourmet Traveller WINE magazine's "Winemaker of the Year" in recognition of winemaking excellence in both red and white wines. These Awards recognise the consistent and continuing success of this remarkable couple.

Prue has, for the last 18 years, explored and now employs both organic and biodynamic strategies to maximise the potential for the fruit from these unique vineyards to fully express their individual terroirs.

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