2017 Semillon / Chardonnay
The blend of Semillon and Chardonnay brings together two classic Australian varietals. With the fresh citrus and grassy aromas of Semillon perfectly complimenting the rich peach and rockmelon flavours of Chardonnay.
The wine encompasses citrus, nectarine, white peach and herbaceous lifted grassy aromatics contributing to the wines aromatic freshness. While the palate delivers a balanced lively and intense citrus line with vanilla and herbal spice to the fore.
Blend: Semillon (55%) & Chardonnay (45%)
An outstanding Vintage. This year McLeish Estate started harvesting the Semillon on the 2nd of February. The optimal conditions prevailed with long warmer days, the Vintage conditions throughout the white harvest continued to be extreme heat waves of 40 degrees plus leading to excellent ripeness and primary fruit characters.
Our Semillon and Chardonnay are both hand harvested from vines grown in friable red duplex loam soil at Pokolbin in the Lower Hunter Valley.– the vines, planted in 1985 – consistently producing the purest and brightest signatures of classic Hunter Semillon and Chardonnay.
Chardonnay portion matured 50% in stainless steel and 50% in 1st year French barriques. Semillon 100% stainless steel. Bottled early to retain freshness and fruit focus.
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