About this Wine
Hunter Valley, NSW
Bright green hue
Classic citrus characters of lime & lemongrass predominate with wonderful intensity and purity.
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 occurred 2-3 weeks later than usual. December saw warm weather with average rainfall, allowing for healthy and clean canopies giving excellent ripening conditions. The rain eased over January and February, which meant ripening was even and let the team have the ability to pick fruit at its optimum ripeness.
An elegant yet intense palate of pure Semillon fruit providing great line & length.
A combination of machine and hand harvesting in the early morning. 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.
Will drink well now or cellar over the next 35 years
91 points - Campbell Mattinson
2020 Halliday Wine Companion
Both textural and watery but with a lengthy feel to it; it's a perfumed, slatey release in need of time. Softness of the acidity is a key feature here; so too is elegance.