What would it take to get you to try a Hunter Valley Semillon? Perhaps the opinion of venerable Master of Wine Jancis Robinson: “Hunter Semillon is Australia’s great gift to the wine world.”? (Not the Shiraz of common renown; the Semillon of relative obscurity.) Perhaps the price tag would help: one of the world’s classic wines for less than $20? Or, maybe, the small but devoted fan base for this style which beckons you to join their ever-burgeoning number? If the lure of undiscovered treasure matters – and if you care for the dry, minerally likes of wine from Sancerre, Chablis, Savennières or trocken-style German Riesling – then, woe betide the uninitiated. The classic pairing would be oysters and – aside from the inevitable imbiber – Brokenwood Semillon will find many other amenable companions at the table: razor clams and broiled bluefish or sea bass come immediately to mind.
|From the flagship wine—the famed Graveyard Shiraz—to the popular Cricket Pitch red and white blends, Brokenwood's commitment to producing wine of the highest standard is always evident. Although based in Hunter Valley, the practice of multi-district blending has been a major part of the company's philosophy since fruit from other regions was first sought in 1978. This unique approach and the resulting quality wines have cemented Brokenwood's place as one of Australia's most revered and consistent labels.