About The Wine
Hunter Valley Semillon is wonderful, and because of that, the winemaking behind it is usually played with a straight bat.
Pick it early. Press it quick. Keep it clean. Bottle it young. This wine deviates from that ethos slightly. It's a wine that gives us a different look at this great variety employing a little skin contact and wild ferments to give Hunter Semillon a slightly different look..
As winemaker Matt Burton says, "The aim is to create a very textural and complex style of Semillon that showcases another side of this great wine grape."
We loved this take on Semillon. It's textural and a little wild as the name suggests but still maintains a lovely fruit purity. Can't recommend it highly enough for those wanting a deeper look at Hunter Valley Semillon!
About Gundog Estate
Gundog Estate is owned and run by the Burton family, with son Matt in charge, and the cocker spaniel Karl Marx providing the inspiration for the label.
As well as their Hunter home, Matt sources fruit from the Hilltops and Canberra wine regions in New South Wales, making a tremendous value range of wines made from sustainably grown grapes.
Semillon is top dog, of course, and Matt makes both traditional and unconventional styles.