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Seppeltsfield NV Solero DP116 Aged Flor Apera

Seppeltsfield NV Solero DP116 Aged Flor Apera

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  • Colour

    Deep golden with a light, olive-green tint

    Aroma

    Mixed peel, aged-flor characters and delicate honey

    Palate

    A delicate balance between freshness and wood aged characters, retaining a dry finish of extraordinary length

    Style

    Seppeltsfield's DP116 is crafted using the Palomino variety, renowned for its neutral flavour profile and suitability to dry Apera styles. The DP116 is similar to the DP117 dry flor, where a layer of yeast (flor) adds palate complexity in the form of aldehydic characters. This layer of flor however is later removed with the DP116, prompting oxidative maturation and the development of subtle nutty flavours.

    Winemaker's Comments

    A classic expression of aged flor style, retaining the vitality and freshness of the dry flor with added rancio complexity.
  • Award

    94/100

    Event

    2014 James Halliday Wine Companion

  • Food Pairing

    Prosciutto with fresh pear and goats cheese

    Peak Drinking

    Enjoy now
  • History

    With a proud and priceless legacy dating back to 1851, Seppeltsfield is Australia's most iconic wine estate. Seppeltsfield was established in the Barossa Valley by Joseph and Johanna Seppelt just 15 years after the European settlement of South Australia. One of the largest and most modern wineries in the world of its time, Seppeltsfield went on to thrive as an artisan community throughout the early 1900's. Steeped in rich Barossan heritage, the estate is considered a true national treasure which helped shape the history of the Australian wine industry. As a new dawn rises over Seppeltsfield, our passion is to return the estate to its artisan roots and continue the enduring legacy of the Seppelt family.

    Style

    Seppeltsfield's DP116 is crafted using the Palomino variety, renowned for its neutral flavour profile and suitability to dry Apera styles. The DP116 is similar to the DP117 dry flor, where a layer of yeast (flor) adds palate complexity in the form of aldehydic characters. This layer of flor however is later removed with the DP116, prompting oxidative maturation and the development of subtle nutty flavours.

    Vintage

    NV

    Varietals

    Palomino (100%)

    Region

    South Australia

    Blend Age

    16 Years

    Winemaking

    The Seppeltsfield Solero Collection is inspired by the traditional Spanish and Portuguese 'fractional blending' method of aging wines. This system delivers high quality and style consistency by blending younger wines into old. After utilising only the very first cut of free-run juice and fortification with a neutral spirit, the DP116 Aged Flor Apera is matured in our Solero nurseries to an average age of 16 years. Seppeltsfield's historic Solero nurseries are identifiable by the carefully stacked barrels in which they gracefully mature.

    Winemaker

    Fiona Donald

    Alcohol

    21.5%

    TA

    7.9 g/L

    pH

    3.07

    Volume Statement

    500ml

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