Gundog Estate Wild Semillon 2020

The first release from Matt Burton for 2020. With the Wild, he employs  natural (wild) fermentation and allows the wine time on skins, and leaves a hint of residual sugar to create texture and a little richness which is usually not seen in young Hunter Valley Semillon.

Gundog Estate, Wild, Semillon, Hunter Valley, 2020

Soft waxy notes over pure lemon, lemongrass with a biscuit-crumb cake base, green apple skin and peach slices, retaining a pure water-like refreshment. A wonderful juxtaposition on the palate with initial slippery peach like richness transforming into a tense, tight, tactile tail and a wisp of verbena tea to close.  Encrusted with touch of salinity causing pleasurable salivation.

RRP: $35
Alc: 10.8%
Rating 18.5/20

Wine sample courtesy of Gundog Estate

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