Gundog Estate Wild Semillon 2018

Winemaker Matt Burton pushes the boundaries here of preconception for a Hunter Valley Semillon. Wild fermentation and time on skins, with a hint of residual sugar.

Gundog Estate, Wild Semillon, Hunter Valley, 2018

2018-Gundog-Wild-Sem

Manages to maintain a purity of colour: almost clear with a light gold tinge. A richer nose than that of its siblings: lemongrass with light stone and pomme fruits. Savoury, yet sweet all at once: some rice wine/tea elements alongside traditional rich lemon and lemongrass spice. Good phenolic grip through the middle and back palate, while the acidity profile is quite bracing underneath it all: holds it needle straight and sharp.

RRP: $30
Alc: 10.9%
Rating 18.25/20

Wine sample courtesy of Gundog Estate

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