Gartelmann are based on the eastern side of the Hunter Valley, in the Lovedale region, while the fruit for this Semillon was grown at the Pyramid Hill vineyard in Upper Hunter region of Denman.
Gartelmann, Benjamin, Semillon, Hunter Valley, 2018
A far more giving nose for a young sem, but the northern fruit helps this along with plenty of white citrus blossom, weak lime squeeze, clean lemon juice. A little time in bottle has helped flesh out the bones: elements of richer lemon sorbet and portents to honey while Hunter acidity still clips through at a rate of many knots. Even though there’s plenty of citrus depth maybe even a touch of young green pear, the finish is taut. Medium term in the cellar or now with bbq white fish fillets.