|Region||Hunter Valley, NSW|
|Growing Conditions||An excellent year in the Hunter Valley. Dry throughout the growing season, the vineyards burst early but a cool spring slowed the growth periods, meaning ripening was around 2-3 weeks later than usual. December saw warm weather with average rainfall allowing for healthy and clean canopies giving excellent ripening conditions. January and February saw significantly lower than average rainfall conditions which meant ripening was even and let the team have the ability to pick fruit at its optimum ripeness. The Semillon blocks were picked slightly riper than normal due to the warm weather, with excellent power and flavour levels at slightly higher Baumes.|
|Vinification/Maturation||A combination of machine and hand harvesting in the early morning to ensure the fruit was cool. Transported to the winery and destemmed to press where only 500 litres per tonne of the finest free run was taken. Settled, racked and inoculated for a clean and cold fermentation which took 14 days. Chilled and fined before bottling.|
|Bottles per Case||6|
Inspired by the first visit of a reigning monarch to Australia in 1954, this wine is the embodiment of the synergy achieved by combining the noble grape varietal Semillon and the Hunter Valley. Renowned for its unique ability to be enjoyed when fresh and admired when allowed to age gracefully. Mount Pleasant celebrates both styles through ‘Elizabeth’. Crisp, lively and refreshing.
|Dimensions||27 x 18 x 35 cm|