2021 Huntington Estate Semillon
Zingy and fresh.
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. We love Semillon. It grows so well in Mudgee and is such a versatile grape. This is the perfect aperitif and Mrs Huntington's go to Friday night pre-dinner drink; it's also delicious with all seafood - from partnering the mineral purity of an oyster to adding freshness to a delicious battered piece of flathead.
WINEMAKING 40% Estate Grown, this wine is a blend (post-fermentation) of the pressings of Huntington fruit from Blocks 5 and 6 (picked 10.5 Bé on 11/2) and a lovely parcel of Semillon fruit purchased from a vineyard on the other side of town (picked 10.2 Bé on 12/2). Bottled 01/07 at 10.9% Alc by Vol.
IN NOSE Fresh lime and lemons with a hint of honeysuckle.
IN MOUTH Lemon, gin and tonic like zingy freshness. Light, with good drive, line and length. Crisp. Vibrant natural acidity gives a lovely freshness and a long smooth finish. Not as soft and floral as the 2019, more of a classic Semillon with its tingling acidity and great ageing potential.
Not yet released.