Both parcels of wine were made separately to retain each wine’s aromatics and freshness. The wine was carefully blended after fermentation to have 70% Hunter Valley Semillon and 30% Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc. The fresh citrus, lime and lemon characteristics come from the Hunter Valley Semillon, which provides structure, elegance and acid line to the wine. The Sauvignon Blanc provides lifted aromas of passionfruit, guava and stone fruit. The final blend was lightly fined, filtered and bottled under screw cap
The 2017 vintage will be regarded as a great Hunter Valley vintage, with ideal warm growing conditions leading up to vintage. After some spring and early summer rains, the vines were healthy and had plenty of foliage. Very dry and hot summer conditions with temperatures over 40 degrees meant the tannin and flavour profile of the fruit was allowed to fully mature. The 2017 white and red wines will be full of flavour and highly sought after.
Hunter Valley & Adelaide Hills
Pale yellow with light green hues.
A lifted nose of lychee and honey dew melon aromas, with vibrant citrus notes.
The palate is fresh and balanced, with melon and tropical fruit flavours from the Sauvignon Blanc and a crisp lemon acid line from the Semillon.