Single Vineyard Range
2022 Latara Vineyard Semillon
Variety: 100% Semillon
Vineyard: Keith Tulloch Latara Vineyard
Region: Pokolbin, Hunter Valley
Vine age: Vines planted in 1978
In comparison to our other Semillon vineyards, this site has by far the darkest, richest clay soils. This results in a wine that has more body and power than our typical style but is truly expressive of the old vines on this unique site. Oriented East-West on a gently sloping block, these long rows of vines have plentiful sunlight, whilst the volcanic clay and limestone soils have good water-holding capacity that supports moderate shoot vigour. Therefore, the vines require minimal input for excellent quality and have consistently produced this single-vineyard wine since 2018.
The 2022 vintage was a cool year that delivered classically balanced and pure white wines, particularly for Semillon. The aromas of the wine are wonderfully primary and lifted, featuring lemonade-like ripe citrus fruit with complex traces of frangipani, chamomile and nashi pear. The palate is vivid and intense, umami roundness enveloping the central core of green apple, white pineapple and citrus. The extremely long persistence carries the flavour of grapefruit zest with a chalky, river-stone savouriness.
Drink: Now - 2030.
164 dozen made.