2015 Tyrrell’s Single Vineyard HVD Semillon

Highly Rated
One of the most famous vineyards in the Hunter Valley, the HVD (Hunter Valley Distillery) vineyard never fails to deliver some of the region's best Semillon.

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Description

The HVD Semillon is made from a select parcel of fruit planted on the old Hunter Valley Distillery site in 1908.

These old vines produce luxurious Semillon with a richness and softness that is unique to the site. It's a wine that ages superbly out to 15 or 20 years from vintage but is equally easy to enjoy as a younger wine.

The HVD vineyard is on song in this release. One for now or for the cellar, that's the beauty of HVD.

Situated between two dry creek beds, the HVD (Hunter Valley Distillery) vineyard has ideal soils for Semillon; free draining sandy soils over coarse river sand. The vines are dry grown and were planted in 1908.

A dry winter and spring was broken by good rains in early December which helped the vines immensely. Moderate summer temperatures and some rain during the harvest period meant hand sorting of the fruit in the vineyard, to ensure all fruit that arrived at the winery was in pristine condition.

Hand-picked in the early hours of the morning, the fruit was lightly crushed and pressed before a relatively cool fermentation. Then the wine spent minimal time on yeast lees before being bottled early to maintain its freshness. No oak fermentation or maturation.

95 Points - "Fresh squeeze lime, vanilla, approachable, zesty but round - the volume of fruit is most excellent - almost flamboyant for such a young wine. Flinty and tight to close. Not an ounce of flab here though, make no mistake. Ripping length. I predict an amazing future for this wine: a toast and lime spectacular to come." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

96 Points - "I love the pear, sliced apple and mineral aromas here. Full body, tangy fruit and a tight finish. Focused and balanced. A real beauty. Drink now or hold. Screwcap." - James Suckling

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Tyrrell's

Established in 1858, Tyrrell's, an esteemed family-owned winery, holds a prominent place in Australia's viticultural history. Renowned for exemplary Shiraz, Semillon, and Chardonnay releases, the Tyrrell family safeguards the Hunter Valley's finest and oldest vineyards, upholding a legacy of quality winemaking. Chris Tyrrell, continuing the family tradition, ensures Tyrrell's remains a crucial pillar in the realm of Australian wine.

Embedded in the Hunter Valley's fabric, Tyrrell's, guided by founder Edward Tyrrell, pioneered Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, influencing the iconic Semillon style. Notably, their Vat 1 Semillon, Australia's most-awarded white wine, holds almost 5,500 medals and 330 trophies.

While honoring their heritage, the Tyrrells embrace innovation, staying at the forefront of the dynamic Hunter Valley. Fifth-generation winemaker Chris Tyrrell finds humility in working with his forefathers' vineyards. The family's commitment extends to future generations, evidenced by their participation in Australia's First Families of Wine. Guided by Edward Tyrrell's motto, "Nothing is great unless it is good," the Tyrrell legacy persists, passing the business to successive generations, balancing reverence for the past with a forward-looking perspective.

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