Thomas 2018 Two of a Kind Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
Our ‘Two of a Kind’ wines are a tribute to the multi regional blends that created some of Australia’s best wines in the 50’s and 60’s. The wines are based on the Hunter Valley’s signature varieties of Semillon and Shiraz, and blending with the varieties that are well suited to other South Australian regions providing an interesting twist and extra dimension to these unique wine styles.
This is a blend of Hunter Valley Semillon (52%) and Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc (48%). The Hunter Valley Semillon comes from the the neighbouring Braemore and Casuarina vineyards. The Sauvignon Blanc is pressed at Shaw and Smith the Adelaide Hills and then transported cold to the Hunter for fermentation. The two components are blended as soon as practically possible and then left on yeast lees for a period to build some extra textural complexity. Early bottling captures the freshness of fruit for which this style has become renowned.
Showing the classic clarity and sparkle of immensely drinkable, classic white blends, this wine leaps from the glass with a vitality of unadorned, pristine fruit. Artfully crafted, the wine shines with delicate, citrus-driven Hunter Valley Semillon and finds further detail and character from vibrant tropical fruit characters of the Sauvignon Blanc. The result is a quietly complex, refreshing blend that’s intended for warm weather, outdoors and moments of unfussy drinking.