Hunter Valley, NSW
Aged Semillon from an old-vine red/basalt clay soil vineyard.
The ‘Terracotta’ wines get their name from the soils on which the fruit is grown. These red basalt/clay soils are renowned for their low fertility thus reducing the yield of the vine and increasing fruit concentration.
2013 was a warm dry Hunter Valley vintage after the very wet 2012. Vines were very low yielding, but in return produced amazingly flavoured fruit.
A small parcel of Semillon was harvested early from a high block on the Kindred’s ‘Lochleven’ vineyard in Pokolbin.
The nose, while still quite primary and citrus like, has started to exhibit some light toastiness and complexity. There is a slight change in colour, but still has a pale straw hue. The palate is mineraly, tight and focused with citrus zest flavours.
Medium—Long term. 10+ years
All fresh and cooked seafood dishes.