About this Wine
Hunter Valley, NSW
Pale Straw with light green hues.
Floral notes, lemongrass, lime and freshly cut lemons.
An excellent year in the Hunter Valley. Dry throughout the growing season, the vineyards burst early but a cool spring slowed the growth periods, meaning ripening was around 2-3 weeks later than usual. December saw warm weather with average rainfall allowing for healthy and clean canopies giving excellent ripening conditions. January and February saw significantly lower than average rainfall conditions which meant ripening was even and let the team have the ability to pick fruit at its optimum ripeness. The Semillon blocks were picked slightly riper than normal due to the warm weather, with excellent power and flavor levels at slightly higher baumes.
Beautifully balanced palate with perfect acidity providing cut and drive. Wonderfully intense citrus fruit flavors with excellent persistence.
Hand picked in the early morning to ensure the fruit was cool, 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.
Will cellar for up to 35 years
93 points - James Halliday
2020 Halliday Wine Companion
Manages to handle its alcohol with relative ease, a tribute to the oldest Lovedale vines. Lemongrass, pear and citrus easily take care of the acidity and the alcohol. Its balance guarantees future gold medals and other plaudits.