'Casuarina Vineyard' Semillon

'Casuarina Vineyard' Semillon

2018 Semillon
Hunter Valley, NSW

'Individual Vineyard' Semillon from the 'Casuarina' Vineyard in Pokolbin.

From $31.50 per bottle

Wine Details

Region
Hunter Valley
Vintage
2018
Type
White Wine
Variety
Semillon
Volume
750mL
Alcohol Volume
11%
Closure
Screw Cap
Background
The best parcel of Semillon grapes each vintage are reserved for the ‘Alexander Munro’ label. In 2018, sourced off neighboring vineyards, we received two parcels very worthy of the classification. Consequently, we have decided to bottle the second parcel as a reserve wine and release as young wine.
Vineyard Notes
Situated along the Hermitage Road sand flat in Pokolbin, the ‘Casuarina’ vineyard is the fruit source for the inaugural release. The mature vines are dry-land grown and in 2018 were very lowly cropped.
Winemaking
The hand harvested fruit was crushed and then fermented in stainless steel. No maturation was undertaken prior to bottling in December 2018. 2018 whilst being hot and dry, didn't have the extreme heat days of 2017, resulting in a more even fruit ripening. Quality is high across all varieties, but yields were correspondingly lower.
Tasting Notes
Lemon butter and lemon zest aromatics are combined with gentle citrus fruits on the palate. Zesty acid lifts and freshens the palate, also giving the palate length and focus.
Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential
Now to 2030.
Food Matches
Fresh seafood.

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