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Hunter Valley Semillon with Phil Ryan from Mount Pleasant

This week we talk about the white wine, Semillon and in particular, aged Semillon, with Phil Ryan General Manager and Chief Winemaker at Mount Pleasant winery located in the Hunter Valley. Mount Pleasant is a subsidiary of McWilliams wines.

Hunter Valley

The Hunter Valley is located 2 hours drive north of Sydney, Australia. It is formed from a natural valley 125 miles (200km) wide. The key varieties for the region are Semillon and Shiraz but it is Semillon and aged Semillon that the Hunter is most famous for. The climate is dry in winter and spring but can be wet during picking.

Semillon has a great ability to age, from a young fresh citrus to a honyed toasty aroma. We tasted eight wines in total, in the shortened interview we tasted their Elizabeth range and in the longer interview we have included the four single varietal Lovedale wines.


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