2016 Huntington Estate Special Reserve Semillon
Crisp and refreshing.
Winemaking: Released 2 years after the day it was picked at the beginning of the perfect 2016 vintage this wine is us ‘sticking to our knitting’ – building on our strengths and experience instead of chasing the latest shiny new thing. Picked in the cool of dawn from healthy 50 year old vines in the lowest yielding part of Block 5, earlier than the white label, only free-run juice is used. Cold ferment in stainless steel with 6 weeks post ferment lees contact and early bottling.
Aroma: Citrus, lychee and nashi pear with gentle grassy characters.
Palate: Tropical mid-palate with a citrus backbone and flinty, mineral edge in a fine, restrained palate. Balanced with a clean, dry finish.
"4 Stars 90/100 Gently grassy aromas, clean and restrained, with a commensurately fine, restrained palate. Balanced, not tart. Clean, dry finish. A little richer than the regular semillon. (No residual sugar)." Huon Hooke, Dec 2017
TOP GOLD MEDAL 2017 MUDGEE WINE SHOW