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'Alexander Munro' Semillon - Aged Release

Meerea Park 'Alexander Munro' Semillon - Aged Release

2012 Semillon
Hunter Valley, New South Wales

Our flagship Semillon made from our best 'individual vineyard' parcel of fruit. Aged for 9 years prior to release.

$80 each

Wine Details

Range

Current vintage releases from our highly acclaimed and awarded range of wines.

Region

Hunter Valley

Vintage

2012

Type

White Wine

Variety

Semillon

Volume

750mL

Alcohol Volume

11%

Maturation

The wine was bottled under screwcap in July 2012 and was cellared for 5 years prior to its initial release in April 2017 and again in April 2021.

Closure

Screw Cap

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.

Vintage Notes

2012 was an extremely wet Hunter Valley vintage with little or no red wines being produced. Semillon once again proved its suitability to the region with winemakers still being able to produce good wines despite the conditions.

Vineyard Notes

Situated along the Hermitage Road sand flat in Pokolbin, the ‘Braemore’ vineyard is the fruit source for the 2012 vintage and the mature vines produced a yield of 2.5 tonnes per acre.

Winemaking

The hand harvested fruit was whole bunch pressed and then fermented in stainless steel.

Tasting Notes

Pale straw yellow with a green tinge still. The nose has scents of dry straw, lanolin and lemon custard, with lemon present on the palate also. Mouth-watering acidity keeps the palate tight and focused around the long flavour profile.

Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential

Drinking well now, this wine has all the flavour and acid structure that will allow it to cellar comfortably for a further decade.

Food Matches

Pan-fried fish.

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