Hunter Valley, NSW
Made from old-vine Hunter Valley Semillon in the traditional un-oaked style.
7th May 2021
The name Pokolbin as legend has it, is derived from the early Hungarian migrant settlers to the area and means ’hot as hell’ or ’hell hole’, referring to the hot, dry and sometimes inhospitable summers that regularly reach 45º C. No ‘Hell Hole’ Semillon was made in 2020.
The wine is made from fruit harvested off a 47 year-old Semillon block on the Kindred family’s ‘Lochleven Estate’ vineyard in Pokolbin.
2021 returned to vintage normality for the Hunter Valley. Reduced yields were a hangover of the four year drought. Semillon does best in these cooler years and retains more natural acidity.
A very pale colour, the nose has strong Semillon characters of lemon & lime zest aromas. The palate is tight and linear with mouth-watering acidity. A fresh mouthfeel with excellent length of flavour.
Long term. 15+ years.