2011 Cellar Aged Elizabeth Semillon

2011 Cellar Aged Elizabeth Semillon

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Inspired by the first visit of a reigning monarch to Australia in 1954, today Mount Pleasant Elizabeth is the embodiment of the synergy achieved by combining the noble grape variety Semillon and the Hunter Valley. Renowned for its unique ability to be enjoyed when fresh, and admired when allowed to age gracefully, Mount Pleasant celebrates both styles through Elizabeth. Having been placed in the cellars for extended bottle age, this small parcel of Semillon now enjoys the benefits gained from patience.

Semillon

2011

750ml

About this Wine

Region

Hunter Valley, NSW

Winemaker

Scott McWilliam

Colour

Very pale straw.

Aroma

This wine is refined and restrained, a testament to its aging potential. The aromas are of freshly cut citrus with hints of freshly cut hay and vanilla.

Growing Conditions

Excellent growing conditions creating a near perfect harvest. The fruit reached optimal flavour ripeness at low to moderate sugar levels, resulting in wines of great natural balance. Fruit quality was excellent across all varieties.

Palate

The wine is fine, tight and pure. Reflective of the aromas the wine tastes of fresh lemon and limes. The texture is light, bright and pure with a fresh line of acidity along the palate. The finish is fresh dry and seamless.

Vinification/Maturation

A combination of machine and hand harvesting in the early morning to ensure the fruit was cool. Transported, destemmed to press where only 500 Litres per tonne of the finest free run was taken. Settled, racked and inoculated for a clean & cold fermentation which took 14 days. Chilled and fined before bottling.  

Alcohol/Vol

10.5%

Peak Drinking

Will cellar for up to the next 15 years