'Alexander Munro' Semillon - Aged-release

'Alexander Munro' Semillon - Aged-release

2011 Semillon
Hunter Valley, NSW

Our flagship Semillon made from our best 'individual vineyard' parcel of fruit.

$80 each

Wine Details

Region

Hunter Valley

Vintage

2011

Type

White Wine

Variety

Semillon

Volume

750mL

Alcohol Volume

11%

Background

Alexander Munro was winemaker Rhys Eather’s great-great-grandfather and these true reserve wines are released only in years that reflect the status of the label. The best Semillon parcel harvested is selected each year to make this wine.

Vineyard Notes

Situated along the Hermitage Road sand flat in Pokolbin, the ‘Braemore’ vineyard is the fruit source for the 2011 vintage and the mature vines are dry-land grown and produced a yield of 1.5 tonnes per acre.

Winemaking

2011 finished up being a great all round vintage, for both shiraz and semillon, with maybe shiraz just ahead in quality terms. The semillons will possibly not have the longevity of shiraz, but in return, will reward drinkers earlier.

Tasting Notes

The pale yellow colour gives a hint to the youthfulness of this wine. Still shy on the nose with complexity, but has typical young Semillon citrus traits. Mouth-watering acidity keeps the palate tight and focused around the long flavour profile.

Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential

Although drinking well now, this wine has all the hallmarks that are required for further medium term cellaring.

Food Matches

Pan-fried fish.

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