Mount Pleasant Semillon Elizabeth Cellar Aged 2017

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Mount Pleasant Semillon Elizabeth Cellar Aged 2017

Country - Australia

Region - New South Wales

Grape Varieties - Semillon 100%

Alcohol by volume - 10.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Mount Pleasant

Tasting notes - Classic citrus characters of lime and lemongrass are predominant with a wonderful intensity and purity. An elegant yet intense palate of pure Semillon fruit providing great line and length.

Mount Pleasant Semillon Elizabeth Cellar Aged 2017

An elegant and intense Semillon with classic citrus
characters of lime and lemongrass showing wonderful
intensity and purity.
Producer Note
Mount Pleasant, based in the Hunter Valley, was established in 1921 by the legendary
winemaker Maurice O’Shea, from 16.3 hectares of adjoining parcels of land, which he
named Mount Pleasant. The McWilliam family purchased the estate in the 1930s and
encouraged Maurice O’Shea to continue his winemaking, and as Chief Winemaker he
went on to make some of Australia’s greatest wines. O’Shea’s reputation stands as the
grandfather of Australian wine and a pioneer of the industry. Sadly, Maurice O’Shea
passed away in 1956, but his legacy has been continued by top class winemakers. In
2017, Mount Pleasant was named Winery of the Year by James Halliday and in 2018
award-winning winemaker Adrian Sparks took over as the fifth Chief Winemaker and
continues to produce world class wines from this renowned estate.
Vintage
Dry throughout the growing season, bud burst occurred early but a cool spring slowed
the growth periods and the fruit ripening was around two to three weeks later than
usual. December saw warm weather with average rainfall allowing for healthy and
clean canopies providing excellent ripening conditions for the fruit. January and
February saw significantly lower rainfall, which meant ripening was even and the team
could pick the grapes at optimum ripeness.
Vineyard
Inspired by the first visit of a reigning monarch to Australia in 1954, the 'Cellar Aged
Elizabeth' is the result of the synergy achieved by combining the noble grape variety
Semillon and the Hunter Valley terroir. The Semillon grapes are grown in the estate
vineyards in the Pokolbin subregion of the Hunter Valley. The vineyard is cultivated using
sustainable techniques, such as employing mulch to nourish the vines and growing
cover crops to increase the biodiversity in the soil. This sustainable approach has
resulted in some of the healthiest vines on the estate in recent years, the vines have
developed plentiful canopies which have assisted in preventing sunburn of the fruit. The
grapes are hand-harvested.
Winemaking
The grapes were hand-harvested in the cool of the early morning to preserve the
freshness in the fruit. The grapes were destemmed to the press, where only 500 litres per
tonne of the finest free run juice was taken. The juice was settled, racked and cold
fermented with selected yeasts which lasted for 14 days. The wine was chilled and
fined, prior to bottling. The bottles were then cellar aged to promote complexity and
texture in the resulting wine.
Tasting Note
Classic citrus characters of lime and lemongrass are predominant with a wonderful
intensity and purity. An elegant yet intense palate of pure Semillon fruit providing great
line and length.
Grape
Semillon 100%
Winemaker: Adrian Sparks
Region: New South Wales
Subregion: Hunter Valley
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 10.5%

 

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