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2013 Mount Pleasant Lovedale Semillon

2013 Mount Pleasant Lovedale Semillon

'As if by alchemy, with age semillon slips into a toasty, butter brioche, lime-marmalade and waxy realm without its acidity wavering.' 
96 Points - Jane Faulkner, Halliday's Wine Companion

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  • The late Maurice O'Shea planted the Lovedale vineyard in 1946 with incredible foresight, recognising that the unique structure of the land and the surrounding environment would deliver the tightness and acidity for world-class Semillon. This wine provides exceptional drinking now or can be carefully cellared up to fifteen years or more from vintage.


    Once at the winery the Semillon was destemmed and pressed off skins to stainless steel tank. Here the juice was cold settled bright before being racked off, warmed and inoculated for fermentation. The juice was fermented with a specific neutral yeast strain chosen to promote the vineyard specific flavours, and fermentation was conducted at cold temperatures to retain the delicate flavours. Following fermentation, the wines were settled, blended and gently fined before being filtered to bottle.


    Pale straw in the glass. Intense citrus and lemongrass aromas combine with bottle age characters of lanolin and toast. The palate brings concentrated fruits of lemon and lime and a beautiful acidity driving through, showcasing the amazing length of this wonderful aged style.


    'As if by alchemy, with age semillon slips into a toasty, butter brioche, lime-marmalade and waxy realm without its acidity wavering. This certainly has freshness and plenty of years ahead of it, but that magical 5-years-before-release-date includes all the other complex stuff.'
    96 Points - Jane Faulkner, Halliday's Wine Companion

    'Crisp and clear, perfume and hints of fennel, lime. Light, tight and very direct with great drive and clean minerally acidity, a tiny amount of chalkiness, and a very long citrus finish. Austere and traditional, though seems much ‘cleaner’ than your usual Lovedale. Bracing. Not a wine for now, but great things in store.'
    95 Points - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front

    'Already a little smoky. Wax and honey. Very slight nose - but super concentration and full texture on the palate, despite the low alcohol. Beautiful lime fruit - quite Riesling-esque.'
    17+ / 20 Points - Richard Hemming, JancisRobinson.com

    'A wine with lemons, hints of flint and a peach-skin undertone. Medium to full body, excellent acidity and a clean finish.'
    91 Points - James Suckling