Gold Medal: Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2015 Silver Medals: Hunter Valley Wine Show 2015 Royal Queensland Wine Show 2015 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards 2015
If we have said it once, we have said it a million times, the word normal just doesn’t exist for the Hunter Valley.
There was a three week turn around in picking compared to 2014, and most Semillon was off in the last week of January. It was a very dry winter of 2014 with only 54mm of rain from May to July.
A very good budburst and spring, but then a cold and wet December resulting in quite large canopies and disease pressure. Thankfully all of our Semillon is handpicked and the vineyard team did a great job of getting clean, sound fruit in.
This vintage is stylistically on song, but a smaller production of Semillon than usual. All fruit was harvested before the damaging East Coast low wreaked havoc on the Hunter Valley.
Asian food, any seafood especially fresh shucked oysters.
Picked from our own Semillon vines planted in the early 1960's. All of our dessert wines are made the same way. We do not use Botrytis infected fruit or fortification in any of our dessert wines. After hand picking the grapes are placed into trays and semi dried.
This drying process highlights and intensifies natural flavours and aromas. Giving a very long clean and crisp finish combined with wonderful fruit.