Capercaillie Sémillon Hunter Valley 2012

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Classic Hunter Semillon exhibiting zesty lemon & lime citrus characters with a lovely soft mouth feel and good length of palate. A perfect accompaniment to all varieties of seafood.

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Capercaillie Wine Company was established in the Hunter Valley by Alasdair and Trish Sutherland in late 1995 when they built a small modern winery on an excellent 20 year old vineyard. Capercaillie's ambition is to remain a small, family owned business which is focused entirely upon the creation of premium quality wines. To enhance the range of individual Hunter Valley wines, Alasdair has chose... Read more
Capercaillie Wine Company was established in the Hunter Valley by Alasdair and Trish Sutherland in late 1995 when they built a small modern winery on an excellent 20 year old vineyard. Capercaillie's ambition is to remain a small, family owned business which is focused entirely upon the creation of premium quality wines. To enhance the range of individual Hunter Valley wines, Alasdair has chosen select parcels of grapes from other proven regions of Australia, creating exciting multi-area blends which highlight climatic and varietal differences. In the 10 years since the winery was established, Capercaillie has built a firm customer base in the domestic and export markets and has gained a reputation as a quality producer with many award winning wines. The regional blends and distinctive styles, combined with Alasdair's 30 years experience in the industry form an interesting and unique range of premium wines. The 5ha vineyard in Lovedale was originally planted in the late 1970s mainly to Chardonnay supplemented with a couple of acres of Gewürztraminer. In the late nineties Alasdair made the decision to replant a small portion of the ageing Chardonnay with approximately 1ha each of the two red varieties Chambourcin and Petit Verdot. The relatively low yielding Lovedale vineyard provides approximately 30% of the required fruit volume. This is supplemented with Chambourcin, Semillon and Shiraz from other Hunter vineyards, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc from the Orange district in NSW, and Cabernet and Shiraz from McLaren Vale, Coonawarra and the Barossa Valley in South Australia. Read less

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Snooth User: MemyselfI5
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2002 02/19/2011

I don't like white wine, just don't, so when my sister-in-law left half-a-bottle of this behind after New Year, I was going to pour it out. I'm so glad I didn't! I have now found a white wine I will drink! I might have only given it 4 stars, but it is such a revelation to me to find a white I will drink, I'm giving it 5. Pineapple just burst from the glass, pineapple and honey - yum! I don't have a great palate, so to taste anything other than generalised fruit is impressive to me. Semillon on its own is hard to find in my part of the world (northern Scotland), it's all Chardonnay (icky poo), with Sauvignon Blanc (blah) or Pinot Grigio (dull). Sorry, but I DID say I don't like white wine...except for one!



Classic Hunter Semillon exhibiting zesty lemon & lime citrus characters with a lovely soft mouth feel and good length of palate. A perfect accompaniment to all varieties of seafood.

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