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Kaimira Brightwater Semillon 2009

28 March,2017
Kaimaira Estate is the Brightwater, Nelson wine brand of Ian Miller and June Hamilton who own over 26 hectares of vineyard in three sites, the 6 ha ‘River Terrace’, 10 ha ‘Winery Block’ and 10.5 ha ‘Livingston Road’ vineyard. All three sites are AsureQuality certified organic. The original plantings were made in 1997, and company growth required the building of a new winery in 2007. The vineyard manager is Chris Martin and winemaker is Shayne Cox, both with the company since 2015. A broad range of wines is made under the premium ‘Kamira Estate’ and more accessible ‘Brightside’ labels, including Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Chardonnay and Semillon in whites, and Pinot Noir and Syrah in red. New varieties and styles are being explored. Here, I review the 2009 Kaimira Estate Semillon, now with bottle age. www.kaimirawines.com

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Kaimira Brightwater Semillon 2009

Semillon from New Zealand – Nelson

15.5+/20
Bright straw-yellow colour with light lemon-gold hues, paler on the rim. The bouquet is finely concentrated with a soft core of savoury grassy and waxy stonefruit aromas, along with secondary earthy and nutty notes and subtle oxidative elements adding detail. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has well-concentrated flavours of savoury grass and green stonefruit flavours along with waxy and nutty secondary notes with some oxidative nuances. The palate has a light, grainy texture, the phenolics lending body and presence, and the fruit is underlined by fine, crisp acidity. The wine carries to a lingering finish of grass and herbs. This is a concentrated Semillon with secondary flavours of savoury grass and stonefruits with waxy, nutty and oxidative detail on a crisp, textural palate. Match with Mediterranean fare and vegetables over the next 12 months. Fruit from the ‘Livingston Road’ vineyard, vines 12 y.o., hand-picked, WBP, and stainless-steel fermented to 12.8% alc. and <2 g.L RS, the wine aged 6 months on lees. 15.5+/20 Mar 2017 RRP $20.00
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