*2024 Gundog Estate 'The Chase' Semillon

*2024 Gundog Estate 'The Chase' Semillon

Semillon, Hunter Valley, New South Wales

The Chase Semillon is all about quality. Drink now or cellar for 5 to 10 years.

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Description

‘The Chase’ is produced from high quality fruit grown on old vines in central Pokolbin. Here, the vineyards are situated on light clay-loam soils. As such, I feel this release presents as vibrant, textural, and expressive.

Winemaking revisions are minor from year-to-year for ‘The Chase’; we pressed gently (only taking the first 450-550 litres per ton) then, following a cool fermentation, we racked from heavy lees, and allowed the wine to mature slightly cloudy in tank for two months, to flesh out and bring a sense of cohesiveness to the palate. Very little fining was required before bottling as the small amount of residual phenolic material helped to shape and add weight to the wine.

Sandy soils, low-cropping vines, and ruthless fruit selection have combined to deliver a wine showing characters typical to premium Semillon produced from this area; lemongrass, lime, and green apple flavours carried over a pure line of natural acidity. We expect this Semillon to age gracefully over the next 5 to 10 years.

Silver Medal – NSW Small Winemaker’s Show (2023 vintage) 95 points James Halliday (2022 vintage)

Details

  • RegionHunter Valley, New South Wales
  • TypeWhite Wine
  • VarietySemillon
  • Vegan Friendly
  • Alcohol Volume10.5%
  • PH

    3.04

  • Acidity

    6.7

  • Sugar

    3.5

  • ClosureScrewCap