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Cellar-Aged Release Unveiled


Mount Pleasant has released its highly anticipated white wines, including the 2017 cellar-aged Lovedale Semillon and a lineup of 2021 and 2022 whites from its historic vineyard sites.

 

“The wine is a beautiful example of Hunter Valley Semillon. Containing a complex nose highlighting perfectly balanced bottle aged and fruit characters, a lively fresh palate with ripe citrus notes, fine acidity and a long lingering finish. This wine will cellar to be a definitive example of the classic Hunter Semillon style,” said Mount Pleasant’s chief winemaker Adrian Sparks.


The 2022 whites release features four Semillons produced from the Lovedale Vineyard, which Maurice O’Shea first planted in 1946. Today Lovedale produces some of the most expressive and elegant Semillon in the world. The release also includes the 2022 Estate Grown Hunter Valley Rose, 2021 Estate Grown Fiano and 2021 Estate Grown Hunter Valley Chardonnay.


Founded in 1921 by Maurice O’Shea - Australia’s ‘father of modern winemaking’ - Mount Pleasant is regarded as one of the

most important wineries in Australia. Under O’Shea’s direction, Mount Pleasant gained, and has retained to the present day, a reputation for wines of longevity, elegance and balance that express the beauty and individuality of their unique vineyard sites.


“The releases are all from a strong vintage in the Hunter Valley, with the region experiencing an almost perfect growing season. In conjunction with a focus on creating a sustainable environment within the Mount Pleasant vineyards, this has resulted in some of the healthiest vines on the estate in recent years,” said Adrian.

The wines will all be available for tasting and sales in the newly refurbished cellar door, with Mount Pleasant hosting a dedicated lunch on 17 September to launch and celebrate the new releases. Guests will enjoy a four-course lunch with canapes on arrival, designed by head chef Kyle Whitbourne in collaboration with celebrated Australian chef Justin North. Lunch will be paired with wines selected by Adrian Sparks. Tickets and Mount Pleasant’s annual whites release are available at www.mountpleasantwines.com.au.

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