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The 2005 is the 24th vintage of Brokenwood Semillon and a release always worth celebrating. Looking back at the previous vintages, it appeared that the vintage was heading the same direction as 2004 with scorching heat (but thankfully no fires) in the Valley. However, these were fine, dry conditions giving excellent citrus Semillon characters. Harvesting was done by hand. The fruit was crushed, chilled and pressed immediately. Only stainless steel, no oak and no malolactic fermentation.
Excellent, luminous green/yellow color. 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 flavor. Perfect balance of fruit, alcohol and acid.
Pair this wine with Asian Food and any seafood, especially fresh shucked oysters.
Although based in Hunter Valley, Brokenwood"s practice of multi-district blending has been a major part of the company's philosophy since fruit from other regions was first sought in 1978. This unique approach and the resulting quality wines have cemented Brokenwood's place as one of Australia's most revered and consistent labels.
Established in 1970, Brokenwood Wines has...Read More About Brokenwood
Like the state it's in, New South Wales, Hunter Valley is hot and the traditional grapes are Shiraz & Semillon. But Chardonnay has become a popular and very produced variety. The hot weather gets the grapes super ripe, which in turn makes most of the wines big and rich.
An essential white grape of Bordeaux,
Semillon is a golden-berried goddess, producing some of the longest-lasting
white wines ever made. It's the pride and joy of areas like
and Barsac for its ability to incur botrytis, or noble rot. The grape takes
well to the fungus and in turn produces rich, golden,...Read More About Semillon
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