Mount Pleasant `Lovedale` Sem 2005 (6 x 750mL), Hunter Valley, NSW.

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Overview

Long and complex palate exhibiting youthful vibrancy and aged complexity. Primary citrus fruits intertwine with mineral acidity and developing toasty aged influences. Flavour weight then increases across the length and breadth of this delicate, complex, structured palate.

Region:
NSW - Hunter Valley
State:
New South Wales
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Pale straw-green; still crawling on all fours, so youthful is it; long live the screwcap, although the price comes as a shock after decades of underpricing; lemon citrus and grass still do the talking, with no sign of honey, which will come with time. Rating 95 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion Edition 2011

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Medium intensity straw with green highlights.

Aroma

The bouquet is vibrant, complex and effusive with layers of citrus fruit, lemon curd, honey and hints of toast. There are also subtle undertones of crushed quartz and wild herbs.

Palate

Long and complex palate exhibiting youthful vibrancy and aged complexity. Primary citrus fruits intertwine with mineral acidity and developing toasty aged influences. Flavour weight then increases across the length and breadth of this delicate, complex, structured palate.

Food Matching

As a young wine Lovedale Semillon is ideally matched to foods such as Boston Clam Chowder, however with cellaring, cured and pickled seafoods (Smoked Salmon and Gravelex) are an ideal match.

Cellaring Potential

Up to 12 years from vintage.

Winemaking Notes

All grapes for this wine were handpicked. Upon receival at the winery they were de-stemmed, crushed, must chilled and the juice allowed to drain. After 48 hours settling, the clear juice was racked off, warmed and inoculated with neutral yeast. The ferment was slow and cold to retain flavour. One month after fermentation the wine was prepared for bottling.

Vintage
2005
Region
NSW - Hunter Valley
Grape Style
Semillon
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
12%

Winery Profile

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McWilliam’s Mount Pleasant, home to the Old Hill Vineyard planted in 1880, is one of Australia’s most treasured vineyard sites.

The Estate was established in 1921 by the legendary winemaker Maurice O’Shea who also coined the property’s name – a name which would go on to grace his wine labels. O’Shea brought sophisticated blending and oak treatment techniques to his winemaking and his unique and inspired wines drew praise for their intensity of flavour and significant longevity.

In 1941, the McWilliam family acquired ownership of the Mount Pleasant winery. Holding a special talent for recognising the unique characteristics and longevity of Hunter Valley table wines, Chief Winemaker Maurice O’Shea was encouraged to pursue his creations.

There have been only three Chief Winemakers at Mount Pleasant since 1921, ensuring the winery’s consistency in wine style and quality. Current Chief Winemaker Phil Ryan joined McWilliam’s in 1965 at the age of 19 and his extensive contribution to the New South Wales wine industry was recognised when he was awarded the prestigious Graham Gregory Trophy.

The Mount Pleasant range draws from more than 90 years of vintage experience to deliver varietal classics and is today recognised for its powerful Hunter Valley Shiraz and dedication to creating benchmark Hunter Valley Semillon.Located just two hours North of Sydney, McWilliam’s Mount Pleasant creates some of Australia’s most celebrated and awarded wine styles.

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