2019 Huntington Estate Semillon Chardonnay
Fresh and fruity.
VINTAGE The white wines from 2019 are full flavoured thanks to a vintage marked by drought. Our old vines stood up well to the dry conditions thanks to our bore-based irrigation system. This ensured excellent leaf canopy and shading through the fruit ripening part of the season. White grapes were picked fully ripe with strong flavours, sugar and acid levels. The chardonnay wines are peachy with strong acid structures, while the Semillon wines show elegant citrus characters with a crisp structure.
VARIETY This classic Australian blend is great fun with two of our highest producing varieties. The Chardonnay brings a deep, rounded fruitiness to the lean, mineral structure of the Semillon, creating a generously fruity, well balanced and dry white blend.
WINEMAKING Semillon fruit from Block 6 was picked on the 12/02/2019 at 11.8 Baume whilst fruit from Block 5 was picked on the 13/02/2019 at 11.6 Baume. The pressings were then combined and fermented together to create the structural base of the blend. Fresh fruity characters are provided by an addition of the 2019 Semillon wine. The Chardonnay fruit was picked on 07/02/2019 at 12.5 Baume and then underwent a 14 day fermentation where it saw some French oak. Final blending of 35% Chardonnay and 65% Semillon took place on 04/04/2019 with bottling taking place on the 21/05/2019.
IN NOSE Nectarine, just-ripe honeydew melon, citrus.
IN MOUTH Stone fruit, passionfruit, lemon curd, grapefruit skin. Mouth-filling but fresh. Flintiness and acidity from the Semillon, flavour, roundness and warmth from the Chardonnay. Don’t serve too cold.
DRINK WITH Garlic butter prawns with fettucine.
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