Brokenwood "Ilr" Semillon Hunter Valley New South Wales 2005

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Variety: Semillon Region: Hunter Valley - NSW Winemakers' Comments The 23rd vintage of Brokenwood Semillon and alway...

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Variety: Semillon Region: Hunter Valley - NSW Winemakers' Comments The 23rd vintage of Brokenwood Semillon and always worth celebrating. It appeared that the vintage was heading the same as 2004 with scorching heat but thankfully no fires in the Valley. Fine and dry conditions giving excellent citrus Semillon characters. Harvest was underway by the first of February. We were starting to think that the climate change had meant the end of February vintage starts. All Semillon was picked by the Valentine’s Day and ahead of the rain that arrived end of the month to dampen our perfect vintage. An identical scenario to 2004. Vinification Harvesting all by hand. The fruit was crushed, chilled and pressed immediately. Neutral yeasts for the fermentation and bottled in July, using 100% screw cap. Only stainless steel, no oak and no malolactic fermentation. The use of screw cap seal will ensure freshness and avoid any chance of cork taint or oxidation. Tasting Notes Excellent, luminous green/yellow colour. Lifted zesty, lemongrass aromas with some sweet apple blossom characters. Fruit dominant on the palate but typical tight structure with citrus acid finish. Initial lime plus cut grass flavours. Perfect balance of fruit, alcohol and acid. An impressive Semillon from a year that will reward early drinking or cellaring. Food Asian Food, any seafood especially fresh shucked oysters. Technical Data Alcohol: 10.5% v/v | Acidity: 7.0 g/L | pH: 2.95 | Residual Sugar: 3.0 g/L Availability: 750ml

Variety: Semillon Region: Hunter Valley - NSW Winemakers' Comments The 23rd vintage of Brokenwood Semillon and always worth celebrating. It appeared that the vintage was heading the same as 2004 with scorching heat but thankfully no fires in the Valley. Fine and dry conditions giving excellent citrus Semillon characters. Harvest was underway by the first of February. We were starting to think that the climate change had meant the end of February vintage starts. All Semillon was picked by the Valentine’s Day and ahead of the rain that arrived end of the month to dampen our perfect vintage. An identical scenario to 2004. Vinification Harvesting all by hand. The fruit was crushed, chilled and pressed immediately. Neutral yeasts for the fermentation and bottled in July, using 100% screw cap. Only stainless steel, no oak and no malolactic fermentation. The use of screw cap seal will ensure freshness and avoid any chance of cork taint or oxidation. Tasting Notes Excellent, luminous green/yellow colour. Lifted zesty, lemongrass aromas with some sweet apple blossom characters. Fruit dominant on the palate but typical tight structure with citrus acid finish. Initial lime plus cut grass flavours. Perfect balance of fruit, alcohol and acid. An impressive Semillon from a year that will reward early drinking or cellaring. Food Asian Food, any seafood especially fresh shucked oysters. Technical Data Alcohol: 10.5% v/v | Acidity: 7.0 g/L | pH: 2.95 | Residual Sugar: 3.0 g/L Availability: 750ml

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