Chaffey Bros. Wine Co. SALVIS GRATIA* Semillon 2022


SALVIS GRATIA* (meaning 'Saving Grace') is a small-batch labour-of-love, carefully hand-harvested from some of the last remnants of the Madeira Semillon clone in the Barossa, planted by the Fechner brothers in 1983. SALVIS GRATIA* is an exciting addition to our 'Barossa Nouveau' series joining our established Old Vine Grenache stars Pax Aeterna and Lux Venit* Rosé. This series is all about championing these remnant Old Vine varietals that have always been special but have sometimes fallen off the radar as new varietal fads come and go. Like PAX and LUX, SALVIS is made in a minimal intervention style - hand harvested, gently whole bunch pressed, 25% completed ferment and matured in new sirugue French oak puncheon. SALVIS GRATIA* is a sublime, zesty, elegantly opulent expression of Barossa Semillon... it's an absolute ripper!

Vintage: 2022

Variety: Semillon

Region: Fechner Family Vineyards, Moculta, Eden Valley


Brilliant, youthful yellow, with lemon zest, pastry, knife-through cold butter aromas. Medium-weight, chunk of a glass of wine. Hits your pallet and doesn't forgive. Tangy with viscosity and lime, lemon, ruby grapefruit, green apple skin and powdery tannins. Flash of Solo, the original thirst crusher. That's Aussie soda! So looong it touches my toes. Old vine Barossa sem. 2022. Benchmark stuff.