The parcels of wine used to make up this blend were made separately to retain each of the wine’s character. The wine was then carefully blended to have 45% Semillon and 42% Chardonnay and 13% Verdelho. The fresh citrus, lime and lemon characteristics come from the Semillon which provides structure and acid line to the wine, the Chardonnay provides mouthfeel and fruit flavours whilst the Verdelho provides lifted aromas of green melon and stone fruit. The final blend was lightly fined, filtered and bottled under screw cap.
The 2013 Vintage will be one of the New South Wales’ classic vintages. With very hot summer conditions where we saw the highest temperature ever recorded, flavours were concentrated and vintage began earlier than usual, starting on January 15 in the Hunter Valley and finishing in mid April in Orange. Although quality is very high, quantity is very low.
Hunter Valley & Orange
Yellow with light green hues.
A lifted nose of stone fruit and green melon aromas, with vibrant citrus notes.
The palate is fresh and powerful, with stone fruit and melon flavours and a crisp citrus acid line from the Semillon.