Sauvignon Blanc Semillon Hunter & Tamar Valley New South Wales
A core of resplendent Hunter Valley Semillon with a slightly smaller portion of Orange grown fruit, assembled into a tightly integrated, stylish white of soft textures and crisp refreshing fruit. Pepper Tree is through and through, a Hunter Valley operation which postulates that grapes grown ouside of their locale should be explored. So what could be better than the elegance and finesse of Hunter Valley Semillon matched with a vibrantly aromatic and exhileratingly flavoured component of Sauvignon Blanc, picked off the splendid climes of the New South Wales highlands.
Hunter Valley is one of the world's great white wine growing districts. Pepper Tree's vineyard is in the Mount View area of Lower Hunter, within the sheltered foothills of Brokenback Range. Alluvial loams along the vineyard's creek flats are ideal for Semillon. Pepper Tree's vineyard sits in a small subvalley protected on three sides and grows the most intense Sauvignon Blanc. The higher elevations at Orange make a major contribution to Australia's most exciting new viticultural precinct, favoured for its sensational long growing season and extended cool ripening. Fruit is all hand picked and gently pressed to preserve delicate fruit aromas, effecting an elegance and finesse on the palate. Alcohol 12.5%
Pale, lemon straw hue. Intense aromas of passionfruit and gooseberry followed by a citrus lift. A lively palate combining perfectly the tropical high notes of Sauvignon Blanc with the wonderful length and definition of Semillon, vibrant and superbly balanced before with a long, crisp finish.