Mount Pleasant 'Elizabeth' Cellar Aged Semillon, Hunter Valley
Inspired by the first visit of a reigning monarch to Australia in 1954,
today McWilliam's Mount Pleasant Elizabeth is the embodiment of the
synergy achieved by combining the noble grape variety Semillon and the
Hunter Valley. Renowned for its unique ability to be enjoyed when fresh
and admired when allowed to age gracefully, McWilliam’s celebrates both
styles through Elizabeth. Having been placed in the Mount Pleasant
cellars for extended bottle age, this small parcel of Semillon now
enjoys the benefits gained from patience.
Pale golden with a hint of bright green hues. Fresh limes and grapefruit, lemon blossom, and hints of pineapple and cut grass complexity. Lively fresh citrus palate with ripe citrus flavours, a fleshy palate
with fine acidity and a long lingering finish. This is a seamless wine
of rich citrus flavours and fine acid structure hinting at the
potential for this wine to cellar with great longevity.
All grapes for this wine were handpicked. At the winery they were
de-stemmed, crushed, must chilled and the juice allowed to drain quickly
in from the skins. After cold natural settling, the clear juice was
racked off, warmed and inoculated with natural, neutral yeast for
fermentation. The fermentation was slow and cool to retain the
exceptional fruit flavour of the vintage. Three weeks after fermentation
the wine was filtering before bottling, ensuring the retention of the
very essence of the vineyard and the purity of the varietal character.
|Style||05. Aromatic whites|
|Food Match||marinated fish; grilled fish; pasta with clams; mussels mariniere.|