Semillon Hunter Valley New South Wales
Hunter Valley Semillon is Australia's most profound contribution to the pantheon of conspicuous international white wine styles. Already showing development after some years in the bottle, the plain label behind this splendid rendition of Hunter Semillon belies the quality of fruit within. A generous wiine with evolving toastyness and sublime middle palate richness.
Ever since pioneers established their first vines in the Hunter Valley, it became clear to viticulturalists that the invigorating soils and mesoclimes could produce a style of wine which is unique to the world. Semillon grapes from prominent vineyards are crushed and de-stemmed before the must is chilled and the juices drained. After a period of cold settling, the clarified juices are racked, warmed, inoculated with neutral yeasts and vinified at cool temperatures. After completion, the parcels are assembled and filtered, stabilised and bottled. Handling of the wine is kept to a minimum throughout all stages of the vinification to capture and retain the inimitable fruit characters of Hunter Valley Semillon.
Light straw yellow with an olive hue. Aromatic and clean, with hay and citrus characters, macadamia and tangelo, marmalade and toast. A fine mineral palate with light tropical acids and developed fruit characters, apple/ nut flan, key lime and slate. In fine balance, whilst already showing the benefits of a few years under glass, will continue to develop superbly.