2021 Gundog Estate 'The Chase' Semillon

2021 Gundog Estate 'The Chase' Semillon

Semillon

Hunter Valley, NSW

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

From $40.00 per bottle

    Description

    ‘The Chase’ is produced from fruit grown on old vines at the Constable and Tinkler’s Vineyards in Pokolbin. Detail, precision, and purity are the key themes driving this wine for us. As such, I feel the 2021 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.

    Wine Details

    • Region Hunter Valley
    • Type White Wine
    • Variety Semillon
    • Vegan Friendly
    • Alcohol Volume 10.7%
    • PH

      3.09

    • Standard Drinks 6.2
    • Acidity

      7.1 g/l

    • Closure ScrewCap

    Description

    ‘The Chase’ is produced from fruit grown on old vines at the Constable and Tinkler’s Vineyards in Pokolbin. Detail, precision, and purity are the key themes driving this wine for us. As such, I feel the 2021 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.

    Wine Details

    • Region Hunter Valley
    • Type White Wine
    • Variety Semillon
    • Vegan Friendly
    • Alcohol Volume 10.7%
    • PH

      3.09

    • Standard Drinks 6.2
    • Acidity

      7.1 g/l

    • Closure ScrewCap