While we can’t travel physically for now, our taste buds can.  And winding down at home with a glass of wine could just be the best getaway we need from the everyday grind.

The folks at Destination NSW sent over two bottles of wine- Tyrrell’s Semillon (2018) and Brokenwood Semillon (2019) and took us on a virtual journey through Australia’s oldest wine region, the Hunter Valley.

While we can’t travel to Hunter Valley now for wine-tasting directly, we settle for the next best thing which is to bring the flavours of the valley into our home with their signature wines.

TYRRELL’S SEMILLON (2018)

The palate is light to medium-bodied ad continues with fresh citrus and concentrated grapefruit flavors. The finish is pleasing with a balance of fruit and soft acid. A benchmark for the style of semillon the Hunter Valley’s warm and humid conditions are famed for.

BROKENWOOD SEMILLON (2019)

Lovely florals and lemongrass aromas. Mouth-filling flavours of pear and lemon pith balancing the zesty acid backbone. A classic Hunter Valley semillon to enjoy now or to age gracefully over many years.

HOW TO ENJOY YOUR WINE

Some tips from sommelier Shanteh Wong on how to enjoy a glass of wine:   

  1. Swirl to aerate the wine, to bring out all the aromatics
  2. Admire the pretty color of the wine by holding the glass across a white background (e.g. tablecloth, wall)
  3. Sip, enjoy and just have fun!

FOOD PAIRING IDEAS

Food to go with young semillon

  • Fresh seafood
  • Oyster
  • Shell fish

Food to go with semillon with a bit of age

  • Food that is richer in taste, such as fried chicken etc. This is as aged Semillon has the acidity to clean up anything that has a bit of richness on the palate

WHERE TO FIND THE WINES

You can find the wines at Straits Wines, Singapore Wine Wholesales and Pop Up Wine.

Admiring the beautiful sunshiney hue of Brokenwood Semillon (2019)

Cheers to the weekend!

Check out home party ideas here.