Australia is home to all manner of different wine styles. They've got a very rich wine history there. One of my favourite styles of Australian wine, which goes back many, many years is Hunter semillon, and this is The Society's Hunter Semillon, which is made for us by Brokenwood.
Hunter Valley is actually right over in the east of Australia, and it's got a really, really unique climate for winemaking. You shouldn't really be able to grow grapes there because they get a lot of rain. They harvest so early, and it really maintains this incredible searing acidity in the wines, which means that they can age so, so well, even starting at a very affordable price point.
We've selected this one so that it's all about primary fruit and freshness. It's a really, really refreshing style of white wine and really delicate. It's all about kind of lemon pith, lime juice and things like that. I think it smells lovely. It just makes your mouth start to water even when you put your nose in the glass, and on the palate, it's all about purity.
I mean, white wine doesn't really get much more refreshing than that. It's really nice to enjoy in its youth, but you could keep it actually, if you wanted to. It's going to develop these kind of beeswaxy, honey kind of notes, which makes it so complex.
If you're not really familiar with these traditional styles of Australian wines, then this is the perfect place to start.
So, you really should give it a go.