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.
A complete turnaround from the last four dry years in the Hunter, with a firm La Nina cycle making for a wet season. Pokolbin had reached its annual rainfall by the end of October and we ended up receiving 1030mm for 2020. It is difficult to recall a year where we have been closer to the edge of disaster in the Hunter Valley, with the prospect of not picking either whites or reds becoming a real possibility with a few more wet days in late December. Thankfully the sun came out and we were able to pick all of our Semillon in pristine condition. Needless to say, all of our Semillon was in the winery in great condition by the end of January.
Asian food, any seafood especially freshly shucked oysters.
Drinking well now but will improve with further bottle age.