Oakvale Ablington Vineyard Semillon 2014


Oakvale Ablington Vineyard Semillon 2014

Nothing glams up an easy lunch like a fresh Hunter Valley Semillon. Always fresh and lively and brilliant with a wide range of food. It’s probably the most underrated wine variety we produce in this country, and we should all be drinking a lot more of it!

This one’s got both pucker and punch – the Lady Gaga of wine! And just as thrilling. It’s had a bit of a bad wrap with a few other wine reviewer types, but we failed to see why. Maybe the planetary alignments were putting them off, or it was just the wrong time of the month, hey boys?

Oakvale are one of the Hunter Valley’s oldest wineries, having been established since 1893, but they’ve just undergone a little nip and tuck. The Becker Family purchased the winery in 2010 and have put on a new team and renovated the cellar door, which was a finalist for the 2014 Hunter Valley Cellar Door of the Year. This wine is dedicated to the Ablington Vineyard (surprising, non?)  – a local family owned and operated vineyard in Pokolbin, in the NSW Hunter Valley. It’s like a little wine love offering.

Jump under the sprinkler with a salt rimmed glass of frozen margarita and you’re near enough to experiencing this wine. Lemon, lime, racy backbone and good mouthfeel. Some others have talked of spritz but there was none of that in this bottle. Just good, young Hunter Valley Sem.