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RegionHunter Valley, NSW
WinemakerAdrian Sparks
ColourPale straw with light green hues.
AromaVibrant citrus notes of lime and mandarin integrated with lemongrass providing an aromatic and intense nose.
PalateA soft and balanced palate dominated with citrus fruits. Purity and perfect acidity drive the palate for a long and fresh finish.
Growing ConditionsAn 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/MaturationLittle rainfall and a warm winter resulted in early bud burst for the region. The region recorded lower than average rainfall throughout the growing season resulting in an early vintage. Fruit quality was high with no disease pressure. With crops being slightly lower than average, harvest was around 8 days earlier than normal, with pristine fruit showing great intensity.
Acidity (TA)6.7 g/L
Bottles per Case6
Last Tasted Date11-07-2018
Peak DrinkingDrink now or cellar up to 10 years.
Quite different in flavour and acid profile to the 1946 Lovedale, which is no surprise. Firmly in the lime flavour camp here, with a distinct crunch and zip to the acidity, more fruity at the front, tighter acidity pulling out the back – party up top, business down the bottom, you could say – and an energetic thing it is throughout, with a light chalky texture and solid length. Very good, but needs a few years.
94+ points
Gary WalshThe Wine Front

Mount Pleasant’s most floral and expressive Semillon. Named after a section of the Lovedale Vineyard, the nose opens with classic citrus characters of lime & lemongrass . The palate shows elegant yet intense palate of pure Semillon fruit providing great line & length. Will drink now or with careful cellaring this wine will develop over the next 10 years.

Weight 8 kg
Dimensions 27 x 18 x 35 cm

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