2018 'BENJAMIN' SEMILLON
Named after Jan's father and grandson Benjamin. The fruit for this wine was sourced from the Glenesk vineyard the Upper Hunter sub region, on alluvial sands. Another classic Hunter Valley Semillon from the Gartelmann stable, typical of the wonderful variety from this region.
Top Gold Medal 2018 NSW & Australian Small Winemakers Wine Shows
Gold 2019 Cowra Wine Show
Drink now or cellar until 2021 for a guaranteed smooth “honey” or until 2026+for maximum ageing.
Enjoy with a creamy fish pie, or with just about anything creamy or cheesy or olive oily that is summery flavourful.
Hunter Valley, New South Wales.
Predominantly lemon and grapefruit characters feature on the nose as blossoms, and race around the palate as zesty fruit. The acid is tight and refreshing, the palate long and invigorating with a drawstring of minerality to bring it all together. Do not fight against the temptation to have another glass, nor the strong feeling that you should put a few down to observe over the next 5 or 10 years.
The Hunter 2018 vintage was outstanding, with average rainfalls and temperatures. Two hot days in January 10 days before harvest had no effect.