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2016 Margan Vineyards Hunter Valley Semillon


Our Price: $13.99 / bottle (RRP: $20.00) Case: 12 x 750ml

'Stonefruits and citrus lay out the foundations. No real need to wait for this; it’s singing now.'
91 Points - Campbell Mattinson

  • The most unique variety the Hunter Valley produces. The volcanic soil of Broke Fordwich and Margan's old vines provide them with more palate weight and ripeness than most Hunter producers. With age that fuller palate shows even more richness. The 2016 Margan White Label Semillon is selected for its balance between the trademark ripe Semillon fullness and a high natural acidity that allows our style to age beautifully. Each vintage a single block of our old vine Semillon is singled out due its ability to produce a wine with this balance.


    The Fordwich Hill vineyard was planted by Lindemans on the red volcanic soil of the Fordwich Sill in the late 1960’s. Planted to original Semillon stock and farmed using vertical shoot positioning on a low trellis. We crop the vines at around 2.2 tonnes to the acre which is relatively low for this variety. This vineyard produces wines of a richer softer style with intense citrus like flavours because the soil allows us to leave the fruit on for increased ripeness of flavor without loss of acidity. Made in the pure Hunter style with clean juice, stainless steel and neutral yeast.

    Low yielding ripe, clean fruit at full ripeness was a hallmark of the excellent 2017 vintage. The juice was fermented under temperature controlled conditions to ensure freshness and express true varietal characters. No oak was used, typical of Hunter Semillon and no extended yeast contact.


    This wine has a great combination of flavor and acid with lots of “Lime Splice”, softness and juicy mid palate weight not normally found in Hunter Semillon.


    'Ripe and fleshy but with a dry finish. There’s almost a smokiness to this. Stonefruits and citrus lay out the foundations. No real need to wait for this; it’s singing now.'
    91 Points - Campbell Mattinson

    'At the full-bodied end of young semillon, offering scads of flavour for those looking to early consumption. If there is a touch of botrytis, it adds to the attraction at this early stage.'
    James Halliday

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