Gundog Estate Wild Semillon 2023


Matt Burton obviously loves to push the envelope when it comes to Hunter Semillon, while always maintaining respect for this wonderful grape. With this wine, a portion of the juice is fermented on skins with wild yeast, something that is usually restricted to red wines. There is also a slight off-dry note on the finish. A very pale straw hue, the nose is a mix of florals, spices, lemons and jasmine. There is also the merest hint of a note reminiscent of green tea. Soft and clean with a nice line of acidity, it shows decent length with a clean, non-cloying finish. The acidity balances well with the hint of sweetness. Enjoy over the next four to six years.