Matt Burton, Gundog Estate’s winemaker uses this off-dry (43 grams of residual sugars per litre of wine) style to show the versatility of Hunter Valley Semillon. The fermentation is stopped early (hence the low alcohol) to create the wine and allow those natural sugars to remain.
Gundog Estate, Off-Dry, Semillon, Hunter Valley, 2018
Expectedly sweeter aromas on the nose: lemon drops, lime zest and an unexpected earthy, minerally note also. Spiced and fresh on the palate: Lemongrass, kaffir lime leaf and lemon sorbet race along with urgency and bittersweetness. Shows good balance between the sugar and the acidity.
Wine sample courtesy of Gundog Estate