2017 Varietal Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

Hunter Valley | Orange

DISTRICT
Hunter Valley (NSW) | Orange (NSW)

VARIETIES
Semillon 55%
Sauvignon Blanc 45%

MATURATION
The individual parcels were machine harvested in the cool of the night and then crushed and pressed on arrival into the winery. Once settled, the clear juices were racked off and inoculated with aromatic yeast strains. Once finished ferment, the resulting wines were blended together and prepared for bottling.

VINEYARD / SOIL
Pepper Tree's Hunter Valley vineyard is in the Mount View area of the Lower Hunter Valley in the sheltered foothills of the Brokenback Range and covers 38.5 ha of plantings. The area boasts highly favourable soils influenced by the large proportion of limestone in the underlying rocks. Alluvial loams along the vineyard's creek flats are ideal soils for Semillon and Verdelho.

The Orange region  is  favoured for its high altitude cool climate. Situated approximately 270 km west of Sydney the topography and soils of the region are dominated by the extinct volcano Mt Canobolas.  Soils in the central part of the region are derived from the basaltic lavas of the old volcano, and primarily consist of deep red to brown free draining clay loams.

BOTTLING DATE
August 2017

BOTTLING SPECIFICATION
pH: 3.16
TA: 6.6
Alc/Vol: 12.8%
7.6 Standard Drinks

NOTES
An expressive blend combining perfectly the passionfruit and gooseberry fruit notes of Orange Sauvignon Blanc with the crisp lemonade and lime cordial of Hunter Valley Semillon. The palate is vibrant and lively with subtle nettle, guava and lemon flavour, well balanced acidity with a crisp, dry finish.

WINEMAKER
Gwyn Olsen

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  • Bottle Price:19.00

    Members 16.00

  • Case Price:228.00

    Members 192.00

12 bottles to a case