Tyrrells Hunter Valley Semillon is the little brother to Tyrrells iconic Hunter Valley Semillon, the VAT 1. According to Jancis Robinson, “Semillon is Australia’s unique gift to the world”
Tyrrells Wines was founded by Edward Tyrrell in 1858 and, since then, it has grown into one of the largest and most prestigious wine companies in Australia. From a base of 60 acres of vines in the Hunter Valley, the estate has grown to 900 acres of premium vineyards in Limestone Coast, McLaren Vale in South Australia and the Heathcote region in Victoria. Today Tyrrells wines is in the hands of 4th generation owner Bruce Tyrrell and family who continue to produce top quality wines and build on the success if their forebears.
The grapes for the Tyrrells Hunter Valley Semillon are sourced from some of Tyrrells top Semillon vineyards around the Hunter Valley. Most of the vineyards are dry grown and have an average vine age of 40 years. There is some hand harvesting and some mechanical harvesting. The grapes are gently pressed and fermented in stainless steel. The wine is then aged for a few months on the lees prior to bottling which lends the wine further complexity and mouthfeel. No oak fermentation or maturation was used.
A modern approachable style of Hunter Valley Semillon which is delicious when released but will aged many years.