2017 Huntington Estate Special Reserve Semillon
Crisp and refreshing.
VINTAGE A great vintage. Good rains during last winter ensured a full soil moisture profile. Consistent weather until late Summer also helped the vines gain strength to settle for a couple of hot spells just before ripening which was marked by ideal dry conditions.
VARIETY Huntington’s ﬂagship white grape, our Semillon is as age-worthy as those from our neighbours in the Hunter, but is more approachable when young thanks to a cooler, longer ripening period that allows us to preserve acids while better ripening the fruit. A Huntington Semillon is fresh, delicate and crisp.
WINEMAKING Fruit from Block 6 - the best Semillon fruit on the vineyard - was picked 14/02/17 (early for punchier acids and a leaner wine). Free-run juice only was used - no pressings to reduce phenolics. Cold ferment in stainless steel with 6 weeks post ferment lees contact and early bottling.
IN NOSE Citrus, lychee and nashi pear with gentle grassy characters.
IN MOUTH Tropical mid-palate with a citrus backbone and flinty, mineral edge in a fine, restrained palate. Balanced with a clean, dry finish.
CELLAR until 2026+
DRINK WITH Lightly fried whiting or bait fish.
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