'Terracotta' Semillon

'Terracotta' Semillon

2015 Semillon
Hunter Valley, NSW

This Semillon is released after a minimum of 5 years bottle maturatiion.

$35 each

James Halliday Website 2020
James Halliday Website 2020
The coming of age has just arrived - honey glistens in the backdrop, the foreground still held firm by acidity, just as it should be. 94 / 100

Wine Details

Region

Hunter Valley

Vintage

2015

Type

White Wine

Variety

Semillon

Volume

750mL

Alcohol Volume

11%

Closure

Screw Cap

Background

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.

Vineyard Notes

A small parcel of Semillon was harvested early from a high block on the Kindred’s ‘Lochleven’ vineyard in Pokolbin.

Winemaking

2015 was a cool and wet vintage, which suited Semillon very well. Low alcohol and the retention of great natural acidity will be the key to 2015 Hunter Semillons.

Tasting Notes

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.

Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential

Medium-Long term. 10+ years

Food Matches

All fresh and cooked seafood dishes.

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