The main grape for Sauternes and particularly successfully grown in Australia’s Hunter Valley. Hunter Valley Semillon is one of Australia’s iconic and unique wines. In youth, the wines are quite citrusy and fresh but are generally perceived to gain hugely in complexity as they age and are deemed to be best drunk when at least 5 years old, frequently lasting for 10 or more years. In Bordeaux, it is the most widely planted white grape and is blended with Sauvignon Blanc to produce the great long-lived dry whites of Graves as well as the great sweet wines of Sauternes.
Clos de Gat Chanson Blanc 2015
On the nose, an explosion of intensely fresh and pure citrus-floral aromas with hints of exotic fruits. Perfect balance on the palate; rich, aromatic and very refreshing.
Juniper Crossing Semillon Sauvignon
Lemon and lime, passionfruit, guava and gooseberries. Deliciously refreshing yet soft and smooth.
After 6 months in barrel, the 4 varieties are blended together and kept at low temperature for about a year. The wine displays mellow notes oak, vanilla, peach and exotic fruit. The 4 varieties join forces to give the wine character and complexity.