About this Wine
Hunter Valley, NSW
The nose opens with fragrant floral notes of citrus blossom, followed by zesty ripe lime and mandarin aromas
The growing season started well but lack of rainfall in late Spring meant that irrigation was necessary and the crop was smaller than first thought. A rain event in December helped but overall January was quite dry with extended heat spells and crop tonnage suffered immensely. The Semillon was picked before the next rain event; the fruit was in very sound condition with a good concentration of aromatics and flavor, with a nice acid line.
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.
Once at the winery the Semillon was destemmed and pressed off skins to stainless steel tank. Here the juice was cold settled bright before being racked off, warmed and inoculated for ferment. The juice was fermented with specific neutral yeast strain chosen to promote the vineyard specific flavours, and fermentation was conducted at cold temperatures to retain the delicate flavours. Following fermention the wines were settled, blended and gently fined before being filtered to bottle.
Drinking well now, but will reward up to 10 years further cellaring