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Brokenwood Wines

2017 Semillon

2017 Semillon

Hunter Valley, NSW

Classic Hunter Valley Semillon aromas of talc, citrus rind and notes of orange blossom in the background. A superb colour with expansive flavours of lime pith supported by zesty citrus acid. This wine has a great balance and finish, reflected by its Gold Medal win at the 2017 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards.

CRU $294.00   SVC $277.20

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Semillon
Acid
7.3 g/L
pH
2.93
Alcohol %
11.0
Wine Profile
Awards
GOLD - 2017 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards
Vinification
Harvesting was all done by hand. The fruit was crushed, chilled and pressed immediately. Neutral yeasts were used for the fermentation and bottled in May. No oak and no malolactic ferment, only stainless steel.
Winemaker Comments
The Hunter Valley does have a long history of wet years being followed immediately by scorchers; 1997 – 1998, 2002 – 2003, 2004 – 2005 to pick 3 recent ones. The feature of these years is the previous wet autumn, then dry winter and very hot summer. The Semillons from 2017 are superb and now in bottle, the comparison to 2005 is strong. All Semillon blocks were picked by the 3rd of February 2017 and just as well. The weekend of 10th - 12th February saw the temperature hit 44, 47 and 46C. Staff and vines survived with some wonderful wines the result of diligent vineyard and winery work.
Food Pairing
Asian food, any seafood especially freshly shucked oysters.
Drink
Drinking well now but will improve with further bottle age.