Hunter Valley semillon is one of the worlds most uniquely regional wine styles. This vineyard, situated on a sandy/loam strip along Oakey Creek Road, Pokolbin (hence, The O.C.), was planted in 1976. Previous vintages were made in generously flavoured, contemporary style, however we have since realised this particular vineyard is more suited to the classically styled Hunter Valley semillon.
Glowing in its star bright green/gold hue, this wine finds a blistering concentration of classic Hunter Valley semillon character – tangy citrus flavours, fine, steel-like mineral vein and a hint of grassiness over gentle tropical fruit characters are the wine’s forte. There’s fine detail in this more classic expression of Semillon (paricularly compared to previous vintages of this label), taking time to unfurl in its very compact and sleek frame. Freshness is the motif – a wine built for satisfying thirst and curiosity now, but will reward with time too.