Our first ever Estate grown Blanc de Blancs was a stunning release and being named for Nick’s beautiful wife Chloe, the wine was one of the best....and it has just gotten better!
The Chloe R.D. (Recently Disgorged) experienced an extra 12 months on yeast lees, in bottle, gaining richness and complexity. Whilst still maintaining those classic Blanc de Blancs characteristics of green apple freshness, the wine is now complexed by baked brioche and yeast autolysis characters giving intrigue to the nose.
Having now spent 24 months on yeast lees the palate shows a delicately fine mouse, creamy, fresh-bread characters fresh from the oven and complex aldehyde leading to a crisp acidity on the finish. This is an outstanding wine made using extensive méthode champenoise techniques as perfected in France. Enjoy Chloe today now and over the next several years.
Our serving suggestion stays the same. Serve with a grilled crayfish tail and a delicate champagne (sparkling) sauce.
2019 marks the three-peat of vintages in the Hunter Valley and what a fantastic year it was. Pale golden straw in colour and with aromas of fresh cut hay, cumquat and honeydew there is a beautiful freshness to the wine. Hints of pink musk and vanillan oak add to the complexity and with time in the glass the wine really begins to shine.
Flavours of blood orange citrus and white nectarine are ably supported by fine phenolics giving texture to the wine with a wet river stone minerality on the finish. Don’t be afraid to decant but drink now – 2027.
For wine of this style enjoy with King George Whiting with a blood orange, rocket and pomegranate salad.
Pale and brilliantly clean in the glass our 2021 Elliott Semillon is lip smackingly drinkable!
Fresh, clean aromas of 'Lemonade' lemon, young honeydew melon and white must sticks are underlined by a flinty minerality on the nose.
The palate has a knife-edged line of grapefruit that also shows hints of tropical fruit flavours. Light and fresh on the finish with some talcy texture that dances across the palate at the very end.
Enjoy in it's youth or cellar until 2030. best enjoyed with the wonderful bounty from our oceans and seas. Oysters are always the perfect match to Semillon.