The grapes for this wine were taken from the block of 40 year old Semillon vines on the Western Ridge of our Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard. They were handpicked in the second week of January, whole bunch pressed to minimise phenolics and cold settled for 2 days. Clean juice was racked and fermented cool (14—16°C) for 15 days to retain varietal characters. The wine was then lightly fined with skim milk, filtered and bottled early to retain freshness.
The 2014 vintage is already regarded as one of the Hunter Valley’s great vintages. With ideal warm and very dry summer conditions, we had the luxury of determining exact picking times which allowed tannin and flavour profiles to fully mature. The 2014 white and red wines will be highly sought after gems, enjoy!
Enjoy now or over the next 20+ years.
Pale straw yellow with bright green hues.
An intense aroma of citrus lime and lemon, with hints of talc and a subtle blossom character.
A bright palate of fresh sherbet, intense lime juice and hints of lemongrass. A delicate but powerful wine with a long line of acidity.