2017 Old Vines Semillon

Retail Price
$28.00
Online Price
$25.20
Member Price
$22.40
Varieties
Semillon
Vintage
2017
Country
Australia
Region
Hunter Valley
Alcohol
10.5%
Bottle size
750 mL
Description

This wine is produced from grapes grown at Pothana Vineyard on sandy loam soils.The vines are over 30 years old and low yielding, producing less than 2 tonnes per acre annually. The grapes were hand picked and whole bunched pressed. The juice was cold settled for 36 hours, racked then cool fermented at 15 degrees Celsius. The wine spent a short time on lees to build complexity before filtering and bottling to retain a fresh crisp citrus style so typical of Belford semillon.

Harvest Date: 3rd February 2017

Bright lime green in colour with clean crisp semillon characters on the nose. The rich citrus fruit flavours are complimented by a grassy herbaceous lift. The palate is long with a soft lingering after taste and a crisp lemon acid finish.

Pair with freshly shucked oysters, prawns, scallops, lobster or salmon carpaccio.

Attached Files

Awards

Title
Bronze Medal
Year
2017
Event
Hunter Valley Boutique Winemakers Show

Reviews

Campbell Mattinson Wine Front

December, 2016

Lean and lemony with ample sling through the finish. Ageworthiness written all over it. Lemongrass notes, as whispers, add that extra something. Slight spritz more or less as a positive. On its way to a very good place.

92
James Halliday James Halliday Wine Companion

September, 2016

Light, bright straw-green; a powerful semillon with plenty of depth already, and may or may not benefit from cellaring past 2-3 years. The ghost of the vintage challenge lurks.

90
Huon Hooke The Real Review

October, 2016

Clean, fresh, lemon-zesty and icing sugar aromas, bright as a button. The acidity is refreshingly crisp and clean, the flavour lean and delicate and refined, with a trace of almond. A fine young semillon which just needs a little time. But it’s so balanced as to be lovely now.

90

explore other wines

Vintage
2017
Name
Mosto
Retail Price
$28.00
Online Price
$25.20
Vintage
2008
Name
Old Vines Semillon
Retail Price
$55.00
Online Price
$49.50
Vintage
2016
Name
Sparkling Rose
Retail Price
$28.00
Online Price
$25.20