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Brokenwood Wines

2018 Late Picked Semillon

2018 Late Picked Semillon

Hunter Valley, NSW

Beautiful green/yellow colour with great aromas of fresh apple and tropical fruits. These carry to the palate and are given a bit more prominence due to the slightly riper grapes. The sweetness is balanced by the fresh apple acidity that runs through to the finish. With 11.5% alcohol, this is a refreshing and easy drinking wine.

CRU $262.50   SVC $247.50

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Semillon
Acid
7.5g/L
pH
3.12
Residual Sugar
50.3g/L
Alcohol %
11.5
Wine Profile
Vinification
Brokenwood has quite a history of Late Picked styles starting in 1983 and we have used Semillon, Gewurztraminer from the Hunter and Riesling from McLaren Vale. The fruit is allowed to get a bit riper and then the fermentation stopped when there was a perfect balance between acid, sugar and alcohol. Fermentation in stainless steel and using cultured yeast.
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
Fresh fruit and sunshine or an apple flan.
Drink
A vibrant wine style best consumed over the short term.