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2013 Oakey Creek Vineyard Semillon

2013 Oakey Creek Vineyard Semillon

Hunter Valley, NSW

The warmer weather has resulted in great fruit intensity. The colours in 2013 are outstanding, lots of luminous green tints. Lifted aromas of citrus/lemongrass notes. Sweet fruit flavours with great lime juice acidity. This is an outstanding young Hunter Valley Semillon and great drinking now or this will age gracefully if a more mature style is desired.

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Varietal
Semillon
Acid
6.50g/L
pH
3.03
Residual Sugar
3.71g/L
Alcohol %
11.0
James Halliday
95
Wine Profile
Awards
95 Pts - James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2016 95 Pts / Gold Ribbon - Bob Campbell MW Silver Medals - Hunter Valley Wine Show 2014 & Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2014
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.
Winemaker Comments
Brokenwood’s 41st vintage got underway a lot earlier than anticipated. The continued dry weather across the eastern half of Australia intensified in early January with a run of above average temperatures including a new January record high of 45.7C in Sydney. Tasmania suffered through bush fires, Victoria and NSW were also on high alert. The heavy rain that disrupted the 2012 red harvest gave way to a typical dry winter and even drier spring when only 92mm of rain fell in the 4 months July to October. La Nina seemed to be on the way out. November, December and the early part of January were also dry, leading to lighter canopies to go with the lighter crop load. Semillon started rolling into the winery on January 16th and well over half was picked before a tropical deluge of 150mm after Australia Day. Guess La Nina wasn’t quite gone.
Food Pairing
Asian food, any seafood especially fresh shucked oysters.
Drink
Drinking well now but will improve with further bottle age.
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