2019 Eight Acres Semillon

2019 Eight Acres Semillon

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Mount Pleasant's most floral and expressive Semillon. Named after a section of the Lovedale Vineyard, the nose opens with classic citrus characters of lime & lemongrass. The palate shows elegant yet intense palate of pure Semillon fruit providing great line & length. Will drink now or with careful cellaring this wine will develop over the next 10 years.

Semillon

2019

750ml

About this Wine

Region

Hunter Valley, NSW

Winemaker

Adrian Sparks

Colour

Pale straw with light green hues.

Aroma

Vibrant citrus notes of lime and mandarin integrated with lemongrass providing an aromatic and intense nose.

Growing Conditions

A beautiful growing season, with dry weather during winter followed by lovely spring rains to rejuvenate the vineyards. Great canopies, healthy vines and an abundance of water made one of the hottest years on record easy to manage with grapes picked at normal to later than average days than in previous years. Great flavours and wonderful acidities are the standout feature of 2019.

Palate

A soft and balanced palate dominated with citrus fruits. Purity and perfect acidity drive the palate for a long and fresh finish.

Vinification/Maturation

Little rainfall and a warm winter resulted in early bud burst for the region. The region recorded lower than average rainfall throughout the growing season resulting in an early vintage. Fruit quality was high with no disease pressure. With crops being slightly lower than average, harvest was around 8 days earlier than normal, with pristine fruit showing great intensity.

Alcohol/Vol

11.5%

pH

3.08

Acidity

6.7

Food Matches

 

Peak Drinking

Drink now or cellar up to 10 years.

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