I once asked some Mudgee winemakers what they thought the signature white of the region and at the time, most answered Chardonnay, but I wonder if the aromatic whites are fast gaining ground on the perennial favourite. The Hunter Valley and Mudgee are almost on the same longitude, so why shouldn’t Semillon work there too?
Huntington Estate, Semillon, Mudgee 2015
Lime and lemon pith and zest. Lemon grass flesh with a suggestion of starfruit tropicals. Light on the palate: upfront lemon/lime citrus teases, quartz rock linear minerality drives through the middle line before it finishes with a touch of sherbert and an almost orange juice-esque fruity acidic tang. Some flash fried calamari and a bottle of this and you’ve got lunch sorted.