This iconic Hunter Grape variety is of French origin but the Hunter Valley is known for a style of wine which ages for many years and the combination of terroir and humid weather conditions have put its mark on this wine style. Catherine Vale has 2 clones of Semillon on 3 different rootstocks. The resultant wines can vary from year to year in their characters, but generally possess the following:
Colour: Vibrant light straw with tinges of pale green
Nose: Intense aroma, showing citrus blossom, pear and star fruit characters.
Palate: Hints of nectarine and citron with the balanced acidity giving a fine finish with lengthy flavours of citrus and pineapple.
This wine is made exclusively from 6 rows of our TO clone and hand picked separately. Winemaker John Hordern kept
the juice aside for special treatment when it exhibited most exciting flavours. He has crafted a wine of exquisite purity and
style needing no time before release. Look for the brilliant lemon and thyme nose and enjoy the refined, delicate flavours
of young Semillon. As a more mature wine enjoy the twist of apple flavour. Halliday Rating – 87. 12% Alc.Vol.