2017 McGuigan The Shortlist Hunter Valley Semillon

2017 McGuigan The Shortlist Hunter Valley Semillon
Item No. 258602-1
3.6 out of 5 Customer Rating
A complex and intense citrus and vanilla characteristics bringing a well-balanced acid persistence, perfectly complementing the elegant floral aroma with a hint of herbaceous undertones.
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Bottle (750ml) Limited Offer
$30.00
A complex and intense citrus and vanilla characteristics bringing a well-balanced acid persistence, perfectly complementing the elegant floral aroma with a hint of herbaceous undertones.
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Light Bodied

Light Bodied

Limited Release

Limited Release

Award Winner

Award Winner

Overview

2017 was a unique vintage with budbursts 2 weeks later than usual. Spring was the coolest on record for the Hunter Valley followed by the hottest summer. As a result, the warm conditions delayed fruit ripening slightly and harvesting commenced at the end of January. These conditions delivered Hunter Semillon wines that have been a slightly elevated acid finish.


The fruit for this wine was sourced from our Hunter Ridge vineyard in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales. The grapes were harvested in the cool of the night and transported to our winery where they were immediately crushed and chilled in a large airbag press. The juice was clarified and inoculated with an aromatic yeast strain and fermented at cool temperatures. Power fermentation the wine was clarified, fined and cold stabilised prior to bottling.

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Varietal
Semillon
Region
Hunter Valley, NSW
Peak Drinking
Drink now or enjoy over 10 years.
Winemaker
Jamie Saint
Accolades
2019 Pacific Rim Competition - Gold, 2019 CWSA - Double Gold, 2020 CWSA - Gold
Alcohol Volume
11.5%
pH
2.88
Residual Sugar
1.3
Total Acidity
7.4

Tasting Notes

Aroma

Beautiful lifted floral aromas are followed by herbaceous undertones.

Palate

A complex notes of citrus and vanilla throughout. The Semillon has terrific length with balanced acid persistence.

Food Pairing

Fish

Fish

Shellfish

Shellfish

Salad

Salad