Chalkers Crossing Hilltops Semillon 2015


Semillon, one of the most widely planted white varieties in Australia, reaches its greatest heights as a table wine in the delicate, long-lived, unoaked wines of the Hunter Valley, hundreds of kilometres north of the Hilltops region. Winemaker Celine Rousseau took a different path than her Hunter peers and fermented and matured her semillon in French oak barrels. The result is a light-bodied dry white, with lemongrass-like varietal flavour, overlaid with a toasty character derived from both oak and bottle age. It’s an interesting wine for the adventurous palate.

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