'Hell Hole' Semillon

'Hell Hole' Semillon

2021 Semillon
Hunter Valley, NSW

Made from old-vine Hunter Valley Semillon in the traditional un-oaked style.

$30 each

Wine Details

Region

Hunter Valley

Vintage

2021

Type

White Wine

Variety

Semillon

Volume

750mL

Alcohol Volume

11%

Bottling Date

7th May 2021

Background

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.

Vineyard Notes

The wine is made from fruit harvested off a 47 year-old Semillon block on the Kindred family’s ‘Lochleven Estate’ vineyard in Pokolbin.

Winemaking

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.

Tasting Notes

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.

Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential

Long term. 15+ years.

Food Matches

Fresh seafood.

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