Hunter Valley

2022 Charteris Hunter Semillon Hunter Valley

6 x 750ml
Technical Attributes
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Tasting Notes

A classic Hunter Semillon showing the regional hallmark bright lemony lift and a citrus blossom perfume, but with an almost subliminal tropical hint. Makrut lime leaf and gin & tonic-like botanical aromas add power and depth to the nose. Lemon and finger lime carry through to the palate with abundance, juiciness, and a delicate mineral talc line. Crisp and crunchy with a silky gloss giving flow and persistence.

Winemakers Note

Handpicked on 5th February from two adjacent vineyard blocks on Oakey Creek Road in Pokolbin - Echo Ridge and Drayton's Bellevue vineyards - one hillside clay loam, the other low-lying colluvial gravelly loam. Both contribute unique fruit expression and profile. Abundant vine canopies from a generous growing season have delivered plenty of varietal character. Winemaking here is very simple: pick, whole bunch-press, 48 hours of juice settling then rack to ferment with neutral yeast, as simple as that. This year we left our Semillons on ferment lees for three months to build some palate texture.