Semillon

altHunter Valley Semillon has earned an enviable reputation over the years for its unique character and excellent quality.

It is usually made in an un-oaked style which will age for a significant period of time. It has citrus fruit characteristics of lemon and lime and is a crisp, clean, refreshing drink.

Left for 3-4 years, it will develop hints of honey and a smokiness similar to barrel aging.

Semillon is the predominant variety on the Ernest Hill Vineyard, with three blocks producing slightly different styles. The Cyril comes from the smallest block on the vineyard, being a little over one acre.

Cyril was father and grandfather to the Wilson family.

A new addition to our range is the 'Dry Grown' Semillon which comes from a small block that does not receive any irrigation (what we call dry grown).  It is picked two weeks after the 'Cyril' and so is a bigger, broader style of Semillon designed for drinking younger.

To order some of this fantastic wine, simply visit our online Cellar Door to order directly online. If you prefer, print out a copy of our order form, fill it out and fax or post it in.

 

2016

2016 'Cyril' Semillon

Cases Produced: 416 cases

Winemaker:  Mark Woods

Medals:  Not entered into shows as yet

Description:Ripe and zesty lemon/lime fruit with beautiful acid keeping the wine fresh and clean.

Food Match: Tempura prawns

Cellaring:  Drink now or cellar up to 7 years.

 

2015

SOLD OUT

2015 'Cyril' Semillon

Cases Produced: 520 cases

Winemaker:  Mark Woods

Medals:  Not entered into shows as yet

Description:  Lifted 'cut grass' herbaceous nose, tight mineral lemon zest palate.

Food Match:  BBQ dusky flathead

Cellaring:  Drink now or cellar up to 7 years.

 

 

2014 SOLD OUT

2014 'Cyril' Semillon

Cases Produced: 604 cases

Winemaker:  Mark Woods

Medals:  Not entered into shows as yet

Description:  Ripe and zesty lemon/lime fruit with beautiful acid keeping the wine fresh and clean.

Food Match:  Grilled lemon snapper with potato and horse radish salad.

Cellaring:  Drink now or up to 10 years.

 

 

2013

2013 'Cyril' Semillon  SOLD OUT

Cases Produced:  596 cases

Winemaker:  Mark Woods

Medals:  Not entered into shows as yet

Description:  Lemon citrus fruit and pear aromas, intense lemon/lime and a zingy acid structure combine to make a wonderful wine.

Food Match:  Sashimi platter.

Cellaring:  Enjoy now or up to 7 years.

 

2012

2012 'Cyril' Semillon  SOLD OUT

Cases Produced:  408 cases

Winemaker:  Mark Woods

Medals:  Not entered into shows as yet

Description:  Grassy and herbaceous on the nose.  Lemon/lime characters with a wonderful crisp acidity.

Food Match: Pan fried king prawns with lemon grass and garlic.

Cellaring:  Drink now to 5 years.

 

2011

2011 'Cyril' Semillon  SOLD OUT

Cases Produced:  280 cases

Winemaker:  Mark Woods

Medals:  1 Gold, 3 Silver and 3 Bronze medals

Description:  Fresh cut green grass and apple bouquet.  Tahitian lime and lemon rind dominate the palate.  An excellent summer wine.

Food Match:  Tuna and prawn sushi.

Cellaring: Up to 7 years.

 

 

2010

2010 'Cyril' Semillon  SOLD OUT

Cases Produced:  520 cases

Winemaker:  Mark Woods

Medals: 8 Bronze medals & Winestate Magzine 3 Star Rating

Description:  Lifted green apple/passionfruit characters on the nose.  Intense citrus lemon characters with crisp, zesty acidity.  A classic semillon.

Food Match:  Half kilo of fresh tiger prawns.

Cellaring:  Delicious now, but also has long term cellaring capabilities.

 

 

2009

2009 'Cyril' Semillon  SOLD OUT

Cases Produced: 396 cases

Winemaker:  Mark Woods

Medals:  5 Bronze medals

Description: Lifted 'cut grass' herbaceous nose, tight mineral lemon zest palate.

Food Match:  Bbq seared scallops with goats cheese.

Cellaring:  7 years.

 

2008

2008 'Cyril' Semillon  SOLD OUT

Cases Produced: 360 cases.

Winemaker: Mark Woods.

Medals: 2 Bronze medals

Description: Slight capsicum nose, tight citrus/mineral palate.

Food Match: Bbq Reedy Creek flathead tails.

Cellaring: 7 years.


 

2007

2007 'Cyril' Semillon SOLD OUT

Cases Produced:  220 cases

Winemaker:  Mark Woods

Medals:  Winestate Magazine 4 Star Rating, 4 Bronze medals

Description:  Slight passionfruit nose and a broader lemon/lime palate make this a beautiful style for earlier drinking, but with shorter cellaring potential.

Food Match: BBQ dusky flathead

Cellaring:  Enjoy now or cellar up to 5 years.

 

2006

2006 'Cyril' Semillon SOLD OUT

Cases Produced:  330 cases

Winemaker:  Mark Woods

Medals:  3 Bronze medals

Description:  Lifted pear and green apple characters on the nose.  Intense lemon citrus characters on a beautiful rich palate.

Food Match:  Lightly salted crumbed calamari.

Cellaring:  Enjoy now or cellar up to 5 years.

 

 

2005

2005 'Cyril' Semillon SOLD OUT

Cases Produced: 350 cases

Winemaker: Janelle Zerk

Description:  Lemon grass bouquet with hints of lanolin.  Tight and mineral palate and big acid make this a long termer.

Food Match: Fresh Coffin Bay oysters.

Cellaring: 4-7 years. 

 


2004

Not made this year.

 

 

2003

2003 'Cyril' Semillon SOLD OUT

Cases Produced: 200

Winemaker: Steve Dodd

Medals: Trophy, 1 Silver, 5 Bronze medals

Description:  Lemon-citrus fruit aromas with toasty notes starting to develop.  Beautifully balanced, seamless lemon-lime palate.

Food Match: Lightly battered Sand Whiting Fillets.

Cellaring: Up to seven years.

 

 

2002

2002 'Cyril' Semillon SOLD OUT

Cases Produced: 200 cases

Winemaker: Adrian Lockhart

Medals: 3 Silver, 5 Bronze, 4 Star rating in Winestate

Description: Aromas of limes, lemons, hints of honey and nice yeasty characters.  Rich citrus fruit and wonderful bottle aged tones.

Food Match: BBQ king prawns

Cellaring: Up to six years

 

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