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.
Record setting rains replenished our thirsty soils and gave our old vines a much needed reprieve from four drought stressed seasons. The 2017 vintage was another year of record setting heat, continuing our string of record setting temperatures. Luckily, Spring was mild and allowed us to set the best crop we have seen since 2012. A torrid heat spike over the labor day started the growing season with a bang and had us off and running at sprinter’s pace. The weather following was mild and allowed for the latest harvest we have seen in some time. It will go down as a vintage with good yields and potentially great quality.