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2017 Huntington Estate Special Reserve Semillon

AUD $32.00 inc. gst

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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