2018 Huntington Estate Semillon
Elegant, balanced and silky smooth.
VINTAGE 2018 has been characterized by intensely dry heat spells followed by short, heavy rainfall. With a lot of hard work from our vineyard team, we picked our fruit very early to beat the heat and secured stunning, evenly ripened fruit with clean, restrained acids.
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 5 was picked early on the 08/02/18 at 11.3 Baumé. Cold ferment in stainless steel for 2 week ferment lees contact and early bottling.
IN NOSE Cool citrus with stone fruits and soft hints of honey dew melon.
IN MOUTH Citrus driven, with green apple and stone fruits. A long, perfectly balanced finish with fresh acidity and a crisp mineral edge. A textbook Semillon.
DRINK WITH Oysters and fresh prawns.