2019 Brokenwood Hunter Valley Semillon

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2019 Brokenwood Hunter Valley Semillon
2019 Brokenwood Hunter Valley Semillon
2019 Brokenwood Hunter Valley Semillon
2019 Brokenwood Hunter Valley Semillon
2019 Brokenwood Hunter Valley Semillon
2019 Brokenwood Hunter Valley Semillon

This is an outstanding young Hunter Valley Semillon and great drinking now or this will age gracefully if a more mature style is desired.

Tasting Notes 

The warmer weather has resulted in great fruit intensity. The colours are outstanding, lots of luminous green tints. Lifted aromas of citrus/lemongrass notes. Sweet fruit flavours with great lime juice acidity. 

Classic Hunter Valley Semillon aromas of talc, citrus rind, and notes of orange blossom in the background. This wine has a great balance and finish.

Vinification

Harvesting all by hand. The fruit was crushed, chilled and pressed immediately. Neutral yeasts were used for the fermentation, bottled in May. No oak and no malolactic ferment, only stainless steel.

About Brokenwood Wines

Founded in 1970 as a hobby venture by three Sydney-based solicitors - Tony Albert, John Beeston and Australian wine critic James Halliday - Brokenwood is perhaps best known for their Cricket Pitch label, which was first sourced from a 4-hectare block at the foothills of the Hunter Valley’s Brokenback Ranges. The block was originally earmarked as the local cricket ground before they decided to plant a vineyard instead.

Similarly, Brokenwood purchased their neighbouring block, which was intended to be the local cemetery, and instead planted Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, becoming their critically acclaimed flagship wine, the Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz. Chief Winemaker and Managing Director Iain Riggs joined Brokenwood in 1982 and introduced new winery equipment and facilities specifically for premium white wine production.

Since 1983, white wine makes up a significant part of total production and their Semillon is widely recognized as one of the finest in the world. Iain has also been the driving force behind Brokenwood’s expansion into the McLaren Vale in South Australia, Beechworth in Victoria, Margaret River in Western Australia, and Orange in New South Wales. Despite their expansion, they have managed to remain fiercely committed to producing unique and high-quality expressions of Australian terroir.

Awards

  • 94 Pts - James Halliday Australian Wine Companion
  • 2016 Silver Medal - Hunter Valley Wine Show
  • 2014 90 Pts / Silver Ribbon - Huon Hooke

    Specifications

    Year 2019
    Bottle Size 750ml
    Cultivar Semillion
    Country Australia
    Alcohol content
    11% alc vol 
    Units of alcohol per bottle 8.25 units
    Type White Wine
    Cellaring Potential For immediate enjoyment
    Allergen Information Contains Sulphites
    Food Matches Asian food, any seafood especially freshly shucked oysters.
    Origin Hunter Valley
    Appellation New South Wales