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2017 `Elizabeth` Cellar Aged Hunter Valley Semillon, Mount Pleasant

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Mount Pleasant: Historic Estate: Mount Pleasant is one of the oldest and most iconic wineries in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia. Maurice O'Shea: The winery was founded by the legendary winemaker Maurice O'Shea, known for his pioneering work in producing exceptional wines in the region. Heritage Vines: Mount Pleasant is home to some of the oldest Semillon vines in the world, contributing to the distinctive character of their wines. Hunter Valley Semillon: The winery is particularly renowned for its Hunter Valley Semillon, a signature style characterized by its purity, freshness, and ability to age gracefully. Hunter Valley Semillon: Unique Style: Hunter Valley Semillon is celebrated for its unique style, showcasing vibrant acidity, citrus flavors, and the ability to evolve into complex, toasty notes with age. Early Harvest: Semillon grapes in the Hunter Valley are typically harvested early, resulting in wines with lower alcohol levels and high natural acidity. Ageability: Hunter Valley Semillon is known for its remarkable ability to age, with many wines reaching their peak after several years of cellaring. "Elizabeth" Cellar Aged Semillon: "Elizabeth" Named After: The wine is named after Elizabeth O'Shea, the daughter of Maurice O'Shea, who continued the family's legacy in winemaking. Cellar Aged: The term "Cellar Aged" suggests that the wine has undergone extended aging before release, allowing it to develop complex and tertiary flavors. Vintage 2017: The 2017 vintage conditions, including weather patterns and temperature fluctuations, influenced the characteristics of the wine. Winemaking and Tasting Profile: Minimal Intervention: Mount Pleasant is known for its minimal intervention winemaking approach, allowing the true expression of the grape and terroir. Extended Lees Contact: Some Hunter Valley Semillons, including "Elizabeth," may undergo extended lees contact during winemaking, contributing to texture and complexity. Tasting Notes: Tasting notes for "Elizabeth" Cellar Aged Semillon may include characteristics such as lemon zest, green apple, toast, and a distinctive minerality. Hunter Valley Terroir: Volcanic Soils: The Hunter Valley is characterized by its volcanic soils, which contribute to the unique mineral character found in its Semillon wines. Warm Climate: The warm climate in the Hunter Valley allows grapes to ripen fully while retaining natural acidity, a key element in the region's Semillon. Aging Potential: Longevity: Hunter Valley Semillons, especially those labeled as "Cellar Aged," have significant aging potential, evolving and gaining complexity over many years.
2017 `Elizabeth` Cellar Aged Hunter Valley Semillon, Mount Pleasant
2017 `Elizabeth` Cellar Aged Hunter Valley Semillon, Mount Pleasant
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