Our Hunter Valley Late Harvest Semillon is a single vineyard wine, sourced from a mature vineyard in the Hunter Valley. There is also a small amount of Gewürztraminer at this vineyard, which we picked and co-fermented with the Semillon which gives the wines an extra dimension. The autumn and winter months of 2020 saw the worst drought in a generation be broken with substantial rainfall, we led into an outstanding growing season for the 2021 vintage. A cool summer then gave us even, stress-free ripening with some heat around Australia Day that was perfectly timed at the final stages of ripening. With an early budburst and later than normal harvesting, the fruit had a longer than normal hang time, which meant that all of the fruit had wonderful flavours balanced by a high natural acidity. Harvest took place in the early hours of the morning when the fruit is at its coolest. The grapes were lightly pressed and then fermented in stainless steel tanks at cool temperatures before bottling early to maintain freshness.
An intoxicating nose of lime zest, florals and spice. The palate is zesty and vibrant with juicy fruit and a generous amount of residual sugar, creating a dangerously drinkable style of Semillon.
Alcohol – 8%
Cellaring – Designed for immediate enjoyment