Trophies x2 & Gold - Sydney Royal Wine Show 2016
Trophies x4 & Gold - Royal Queensland Wine Show 2016
Trophy & Gold - NSW Wine Industry Awards 2015
Trophy & Gold / Best Semillon - Shanghai International Wine Challenge 2015
Gold Medal - Hunter Valley Wine Show 2016
Gold Medal - WineWise Championship 2016
Gold Medal - Sydney Royal Wine Show 2015
Gold Medal - Decanter World Wine Awards 2015
Gold Medal - The National Wine Show of Australia
Harvesting all by hand. The fruit was crushed, chilled and pressed immediately. Neutral yeasts were used for the fermentation, bottled in July. No oak and no malolactic ferment, only stainless steel.
Mid January in the Hunter Valley always brings with it a slight nervousness in the wine industry. Having been battered in both previous years – drought in 2007 and pouring rain in 2008, it is no wonder. Black cats are certainly not wanted and ladders given a wide berth. Vintage 2009? The rain that plagued the 08 vintage finally eased up at the end of April and then no rain days in May. The middle three winter months normally dry for us saw another 250mm (10 inches) and then odd rain days through to the year end. Fruit set was not as complete but resulted in long loose bunches especially in the Shiraz. A good result.
Asian food, any seafood especially freshly shucked oysters.
Drinking well now but will improve with further bottle age.