Brokenwood Late Picked HV Semillon 2021

Brokenwood Late Picked HV Semillon 2021

Brokenwood Late Picked HV Semillon 2021

Regular price €23,00
/
  • Low stock - 4 items left
  • Backordered, shipping soon
Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.
  • Free shipping on domestic orders over €75
  • Delivery Time 2 - 4 Business days
  • Secure payments

Winemaking and Drinking

The Brokenwood Late Picked HV Semillon 2021 hails from the iconic Brokenwood Winery, located in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia. Established in 1970, Brokenwood is renowned for producing high-quality wines that reflect the unique terroir of the Hunter Valley. The Late Picked HV Semillon 2021 is a testament to the winery’s commitment to excellence and innovation in viticulture and winemaking.

Vineyard and Viticulture

The 2021 vintage of the Late Picked HV Semillon was sourced from select vineyards within the Hunter Valley, an area known for its warm climate and unique soil composition, particularly the red clay loam and sandy loam soils. These conditions are ideal for growing Semillon grapes, which thrive in well drained soils and benefit from the region's warm days and cool nights.

The "late picked" designation refers to the grapes being harvested later in the season, allowing them to develop higher sugar levels and more complex flavors. This extended ripening period is crucial for achieving the wine’s distinctive sweetness and vibrant acidity.

Winemaking 

The grapes for the Late Picked HV Semillon 2021 were meticulously handpicked to ensure optimal ripeness. Upon arrival at the winery, the grapes were gently pressed, and the juice was fermented at cool temperatures to preserve the delicate aromatics and natural acidity. The fermentation process was carefully monitored to achieve a perfect balance of sweetness and freshness. The wine was then aged briefly in stainless steel tanks to retain its bright, fruit-forward character before being bottled.

Tasting Notes

The Brokenwood Late Picked HV Semillon 2021 is a delightful expression of the Hunter Valley’s terroir. In the glass, it presents a pale gold color with a subtle green hue. The nose is immediately inviting, offering a bouquet of citrus blossom, honeyed apricots, and ripe peaches, complemented by hints of lime zest and honeysuckle.

On the palate, the wine is luscious and well balanced, with a harmonious interplay between sweetness and acidity. Flavors of candied lemon, pear, and tropical fruits are underscored by a refreshing minerality, leading to a clean, lingering finish. The wine’s vibrant acidity provides a crisp counterpoint to its natural sweetness, making it an excellent accompaniment to a variety of dishes, particularly spicy Asian cuisine and rich desserts.

Awards and Recognition

The Brokenwood Late Picked HV Semillon 2021 has garnered significant acclaim both domestically and internationally. It has been awarded gold medals at prestigious wine competitions such as the Sydney Royal Wine Show and the Hunter Valley Wine Show. Internationally, it has received accolades at the Decanter World Wine Awards and the International Wine Challenge, where it was praised for its exceptional balance and complexity.

The Brokenwood Late Picked HV Semillon 2021 is a stellar example of the artistry and dedication that defines the Brokenwood Winery. Its origins in the Hunter Valley, combined with meticulous vineyard management and innovative winemaking techniques, result in a wine that is both a delight to the senses and a testament to the rich viticultural heritage of the region.


Wine TypeWhite wine
ProducerBrokenwood
StateNew South Wales
RegionHunter Valley
VarietySemillon
Year2021
Volume750 mL
Alcohol12%