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Introducing the inaugural release of Thomas Wines “Like a Version” Braemore Semillon.

OFFICIALLY RELEASED Monday 1st June

Hunter Valley Semillon is one of the world's most uniquely regional wine styles. The 51-year-old Braemore vineyard (planted 1969) is situated on the sandy alluvial flats of Hermitage Road Pokolbin. Braemore consistently produces Semillon featuring freshness, vibrancy, and remarkable longevity.

This wine is not like that at all.....

Yes, I’ve borrowed the 'Like a Version' concept from Triple J radio's Friday morning segment, but here the idea is to present the ‘original’ and a ‘cover version’ from one of the Hunter Valley’s most iconic Semillon vineyards.

In 2019, I invited Tassie winemaker and all-round top bloke Joe Holyman (Stony Rise) to come up and have some fun with a small parcel of Braemore Semillon. The brief was simple - make a completely different style of wine to mine with the same grapes. Those of you who know Joe will appreciate his sense of mischief and no-nonsense approach to wine making.

The fruit was foot trodden and left overnight before pressing the next day. No SO2, no finings, no settling the juice. Spontaneous fermentation with indigenous yeasts on full solids. No temperature control. The ferment was finished bone dry in just two days. Racked only twice over the next 8 months. A minuscule SO2 addition just prior to hand bottling in December 2019 without fining or filtration.
Only 1296 bottles produced.

It's the same, but different.....
This is a radically different ‘cover version’ style of Semillon from the iconic Braemore vineyard, made by guest winemaker Joe Holyman.
Not for the faint-hearted.
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$35.00
/ Bottle
SKU: LAV19
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$420.00
/ Case of 12
 

Two bottle gift pack of Thomas Wines 2019 Braemore Semillon and the inaugural 2019 Like a Version Semillon. Two very different Semillons from the same iconic vineyard.
Classic vs Wacky.
Which will be your favourite?
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$70.00
/ twin pack
SKU: BLAV19twin
 

Three bottles each of Thomas Wines 2019 Braemore Semillon and the inaugural 2019 Like a Version Semillon. Two very different Semillons from the same iconic vineyard.
Classic vs Wacky.
Which will be your favourite?
For more info, click on the image

In Stock
Member discounts will automatically apply
Add To Cart
$200.00
/ 6 pack
SKU: BLAV19six

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