2019 Huntington Estate Semillon
Elegant, balanced and silky smooth.
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 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 was picked on 12/02/2019 at 11.8 Baume. Fruit from Block 5, picked 13/02/2019 at 11.6 Baume was pressed off as free run juice which was then added back to the Block 6 juice. This adds integrity and structure to the wine due to a better balance and integration. Fermentation lasted 14 days at a lower temperature range to preserve the fruit flavours. Bottled 23/05/2019.
IN NOSE Lemon sherbet, sweet orange, honey suckle.
IN MOUTH Stone fruit, citrus, mineral edge. Racy natural acids form the backbone of a classic Semillon structure with a crisp finish.
DRINK WITH Oysters and fresh prawns.
REVEWS & ACCOLADES
91/100 "A lemon-a-thon if such a thing is possible. Mudgee Semillon screaming out for seafood. Drenched in lemon meringue, lemon juice and lemon curd plus some lime pith adds some mouthfeel. Sift a little deeper and you'll find some cut herbs. But who wants to go looking for things when refreshment beckons, right? Clean and crisp, this will take the sting out of a warm day. Drink now but will age." QWINE 2020