Our Semillon is an homage to the ‘Hunter Valley’ style, picked early to preserve acidity, as Semillon is notoriously low in acid. It was fermented in oak and then transferred to stainless. This style of Semillon starts out lean and focused and should age for a long time and put on weight and depth with time in the bottle.
The 2016 Vintage was another drought year, with early bud-break, bloom, and veraison. Poor weather during the early bloom caused shatter and millerandage. Vine stress became an issue late in the year with many of our dry-farmed vines showing water and nutrient stress for the first time. The resulting wines are bright and energetic with mid-weight personalities. They are profoundly aromatic and balanced wines that are site expressive and pure.