The Chelsea is a classic single vineyard blend of Semillon (60%) and Chardonnay (40%) that showcases two of our most highly produced varietals. The Semillon provides freshness, while the Chardonnay displays a great depth of flavour. A blend that is in perfect synergy.
The Chelsea is named after our granddaughter.
The Semillon provides freshness and longevity to the blend, while the Chardonnay brings ripe stone fruit flavours and complexity.
The Semillon was hand harvesting in mid- January. The dry growing season provided exceptional balance in fruit ripeness. The fruit was crushed and fermented in vat to maintain the varietal purity.
Our Semillon is hand harvested from vines grown in friable red duplex loam soil at Pokolbin in the Lower Hunter Valley – the vines, planted in 1985 – consistently produce the purest and brightest signatures of Hunter Semillon and Chardonnay.
Fresh prawns and creamy fettucine
Our expression of Semillon / Chardonnay is crafted to display vibrancy and a depth of flavour in its youth, while cellaring into the next 10 years will reward with the blend developing added complexity and softened texture over time.