Single Vineyard Series
2016 Hart & Hunter The Remparts Semillon
2016 has turned out the most beautiful and refined Semillons, after being salvaged from the weather. After a much drier than normal spring in 2015, we saw significant rain events through November, December and January. And then it stopped. We picked our first parcel of white on the January 19, with all the reds in by February 23, so a very fast and furious vintage for us.
Provenance & Winemaking
Located off Broke Road at the western end of Pokolbin, the Noble Domain vineyard has approximately 3 acres planted across fine sandy loam soils, which this year have encouraged a fine, silky and textural wine. Always a little more generous on the palate this vineyard tends to produce riper characters, but layered so beautifully with the crunchy acidity, its ready to be enjoyed. We run the ferments slow and staedy, to maximise natural ester production, with the resulting wine a delicate, yet classic example, defined by its seamless structure.
We never waiver from the enjoyment of young Semillon, it is pure delight in bottle. Almost water clear in colour with a little green hue, the aroma screams delicious. Limes, lemons, waxy lanolin, followed by extreme crispy, crunchy apple, grated lime rind and a touch of wet slate on the palate.
We are drinking The Remparts with grilled Scampi and cous cous salad.
Definitely enjoy this wine now, but if you can wait it should keep for 7+ years.
Bottled 24th May 2016
Production: 260 dozen