finca suarez semillon

semillon 2021 

Finca Suarez

Rarely an ‘easy sell’, granted, but there are relatively large plantings of Semillon in Mendoza and as a grape it has wonderful potential. Forget about Hunter Valley and White Bordeaux, this wine has a personality all its own. On the nose you may well find a note that we often associate with Paraje Altamira – a little hint of aspirin! This can just as easily be described as an enticing wet stone / mineral note that places it firmly in this special terroir. Underneath this we can find zesty lime aromas and hints of white flowers which follow through handsomely onto the palate. Just 20% of the wine is aged in used French oak barrels for 6 months. It’s a serious wine that needs attention to pick out its wonders. We’ve tasted some older vintages and it certainly rewards patience, taking on a gentle honeyed quality and lovely waxy texture. If you’re not familiar with Mendoza Semillon there is no better place to start.