Single Vineyard Series
2017 Hart & Hunter Oakey Creek Semillon
From the irrepresible Oakey Creek Vineyard and an incredible year of extremes in the vineyard especially. A vintage of excessive heat, with multiple days above
45 degrees every month at the beginning of the year. This has meant lower yields across all of our varieties, but a definite increase in weight and flavour profiles.
Provenance & Winemaking
The friable loam clay soils of the Oakey Creek vineyard handled themselves particularly well this year. It would seem these little old vines weathered the challenge of the
heat much better than when it is wet, which is somewhat surprising for old, low yielding vines. The canopy maintained good leaf cover throughout the growing
season, with water being kept up to the vines over the intense conditions. The excitement of hand picking at the break of dawn, when the fruit is in incredible condition
is one of the most awesome feelings and it never gets old, and this year was no exception.
Classy, refined, and super drinkable, are just a few comments that come to mind. The Oakey Creek is always our most elegant & delicate of the Semillons, but
this year it has a little more to say in the glass. Still showing that classic citrus rind and flint nose, but the palate has a richness and beautiful length, that has
started its graceful slide into maturity at now 12 months in bottle. Drinking beautifully.!
We are enjoying the OC with a beef pho' hot pot!
An amazing wine drinking now, but definitely leave it in the cellar if you can for 10 years or so.
TA: 6.9 g/L
Bottled 20th June 2017
Production: 250 dozen