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1 - 12 of 12 Wines By Mount Pleasant
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Mount Pleasant Eight Acres Semillon
Hunter Valley
Available by the dozen
Mount Pleasant patriarch Maurice O'Shea was on a search for the best site in Hunter Valley to plant white wine varietals when he settled on the Love family farm in 1946. There are eight unique acres at Lovedale, which yield a prominently fruity and floral style of Semillon. Hand picked throughout the chill of early morning, destemmed and gently pressed to retain the purest free run juices for a fortnight of vinification. An elegant yet articulate palate, defined by pristine Semillon fruit characters, complexed by citrus and honeysuckle, lemongrass and lime.
$2999each
$359DOZEN
EACH
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Mount Pleasant Elizabeth Semillon
Hunter Valley
Available by the dozen
Elizabeth is a classic Hunter Valley white which has established itself as one of Australia's benchmark Semillon. Named in commemoration of the first ever visit to Australia by a reigning monarch in 1954, Elizabeth has claimed over fifty trophies and multi gold throughout it's long and illustrious history. Originally released in 1967 under the label Hunter Riesling, Elizabeth today stands as a praiseworthy and approachable example of the uniquely Hunter Valley Semillon style.
$2399each
$287DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
The superlative Mount Pleasant vineyard was established in 1921 by the legendary winemaker Maurice O'Shea who recognised the special characteristics and longevity of Hunter Valley table wines. The grapes are picked early in the morning to retain fruit freshness and quality. Bunches are gently destemmed and lightly crushed, the must is chilled and juices drained off, handled in a manner to eliminate oxidation. Juices are cold fermented over the course of a fortnight before being treated to a minimal lees contact. Assembled and filtered, stabilised and promptly bottled, interference with the natural vinification process is kept to a minimum, contributing to the retention of fresh fruit characters.
 
Pale straw hue. Elizabeth exhibits qualities of the finest Semillon when young, aromas of citrus are met by hints of vanilla and freshly cut hay. A palate of citrus, fresh lemon and limes, the back palate reveals the beginnings of distinctive Hunter Semillon characters, toastyness and nut, caramel and lanolin. The texture is light, bright and pure with a fresh line of acidity along the palate, leading to a fresh, dry and seamless finish.
Mount Pleasant Elizabeth Semillon Cellar Release
Hunter Valley
Available by the dozen
Hunter Valley Semillon is one of Australia's great contributions to the world of wine. The grapes at harvest are characterised by an ideal pH and perfect acidity. The completed wines exhibit handsome colour and a bright bouquet before a superb palate with excellent depth and great length of flavour. Every year, a limited quantity of Elizabeth Semillon is reserved for extended ageing in perfect conditions under the McWilliam cellars. Upon release the wine shows all the classic characters of Hunter Valley Semillon, beautiful honey flavours and golden toastyness.
$3099each
$371DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
An accessible Hunter Valley classic, Mount Pleasant has established itself as an Australian benchmark. Mount Pleasant's continued efforts to hold back bottles of Elizabeth Semillon until at the peak of development is repeatedly vindicated by the wine's incredible run of successes at major wine shows. Elizabeth has claimed dozens of trophies and countless medals throughout her long and illustrious history. All grapes are hand picked, de-stemmed and crushed, the musts are chilled and juices drained. After forty eight hours settling, the clear juices are racked off, warmed and inoculated. A long, cool vinification is employed to retain the character of vintage, bottled three weeks after completion.
 
Lovely deep straw hue. Effusive and intense, the complex aroma carries all the attributes of Hunter Semillon, lemon with lime, passionfruit, sherbet and hints of cut straw. Elizabeth has grown rich and mature Semillon characters after several years of bottle age. Fine, delicate and persistent exhibiting ripe acidity and a juicy, fleshy middle palate. Quintessential Semillon attributes of honeysuckle and lemon curd tantalize the taste buds.
Currently out of stock
Mount Pleasant High Paddock Shiraz
Hunter Valley
Indentifiably Hunter Valley Shiraz from a number of well sheltered, higher altitude paddocks under the lee of Brokenback ranges. Fruit is destemmed into traditional open top fermenters for a fortnight's vinification, pressed into a mix of seasoned and new larger format French oak barrels and aged for fifteen months. A subtley structured style of elegant dark licorice fruit characters, seasoned by cinnamon and varietal black pepper, its silky mouthfeel, balance and length are supported by soft velvety tannins and framed by a delicacy of gentle nutmeg, carob oak.
$2999each
$357DOZEN
EACH
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Mount Pleasant Leontine Chardonnay
Hunter Valley
Leontine O'Shea was intrumental in the establishment of Mount Pleasant wines, she sent her son Maurice to France for an education in viticulture right at the outbreak of World War I, acquiring his first Hunter Valley vineyard in 1921. Hand picked bunches of clone I10V5 Chardonnay are pressed into a selection of seasoned and new French oak puncheons for a wild, indigenous yeast ferment and nine months maturation. An intensely articulate Chardonnay of melon and peach, ripe fig and bakers brioche opulence, a lingering palate of persistence and flavour.
$2999each
$359DOZEN
EACH
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Mount Pleasant Lovedale Vineyard Semillon
Hunter Valley
Available in cases of 6
Outstanding Langtons Classification. The locals around the Lovedale property say that the sandy soils are so poor, that even the rabbits have to bring a tucker box just to survive! The lean and mean terroir is elemental to the long lived, fine boned style. Lovedale has claimed no fewer than 150 gold medals and 70 trophies throughout its illustrious history. An enduring and timeless effort of elegance and grace, Lovedale stands as the quintessential expression of Hunter Valley Semillon, one of Australia's great contributions to the international atlas of wine.
$6099each
$731DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Semillon for this amazing wine is sourced entirely from the Lovedale Vineyard, originally planted by legendary winemaker Maurice O'Shea in 1946. Fruit is harvested relatively early for a wine with relatively low alcohol and naturally high acidities. All grapes are hand picked and sent to the Mt Pleasant wineworks where they are destemmed and crushed, the musts are chilled and the juices are drained. After forty eight hours settling, the clear juices are racked off, warmed and inoculated with neutral yeast. Ferments are slow and kept at cool temperatures to retain flavour. Lovedale is bottled just three weeks after vinification and held back for several years of bottle ageing under the Mt Pleasant cellars. Alcohol 10.0%
 
Deep straw hues. Vibrant bouquet, complex and effusive with layers of citrus fruit, lemon curd, honey and hints of toast, notes of crushed quartz and wild herb. Long and complex palate exhibiting youthful vibrancy and aged complexity. Primary citrus fruits intertwine with mineral acidity and developing toasty aged influences. Flavour weight then increases across the length and breadth of the delicate, complex and finely structured palate.
Mount Pleasant Maurice OShea Shiraz
Hunter Valley
Maurice O'Shea Shiraz is made from vines over a hundred and twenty years of age, planted by the estate's original proprietor, Charles King. A smaller portion is sourced from eighty years old rootstock on the adjoining Old Paddock Vineyard, planted by legendary winemaker Maurice O'Shea, who recognised the special characteristics and longevity of Hunter Valley wines. One of the nation's great wines, Maurice O'Shea once outscored Penfolds Grange and Henschke Hill of Grace to be the highest rating Shiraz in the Halliday Wine Companion.
$22999each
$2759DOZEN
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DOZEN
Hand picked grapes are crushed and cold soaked over twenty four hours to extract maximum colour and flavour. The juices are inoculated with a neutral yeast to initiate vinification, which takes place in open fermentation tanks. Half way through fermentation the cap was headed down to achieve maximum extraction. The wine was then pressed to finish primary and malolactic fermentation in barrel. Once complete, Maurice O'Shea is aged in a selection of the finest quality, exclusively French oak barriques for up to eighteen months. During maturation the wine is racked and returned twice to build complexity in the middle palate, mellow the tannins and allow the sweet berry fruit to emerge.
 
A medium intensity red with bright crimson hues. Generous primary fruit aromas of plums, raisin and raspberries with complex nuances of paprika, pepper and smoky chocolate oak. A medium weight palate dominated by a melange of ripe red raspberry and plums. Maurice O'Shea is dense with sweet fruits and ripe fruit tannin, generous, fine grained vanillin oak and hints of spicy paprika, forming layers of complexity. A fine, elegantly structured, classic Hunter Shiraz.
Mount Pleasant Mothervine Pinot Noir
Hunter Valley
Available in cartons of six
Most of the Pinot Noir grown in Australia can trace their lineage back to a single block of clone MV6 Mothervine, directly in front of the Mount Pleasant wineworks. A mix of whole bunches and stemmed grapes are all selectively hand picked and cold soaked over several days for a wild indigenous yeast ferment, followed by a press into a selection of seasoned and new French oak puncheons for malolactic and ten months maturation. Perfumed of violets, redolent and ripe, a beautifully structured style of gentle fruit tannins, sassafras, sen sen and spice.
$3999each
$477DOZEN
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Currently out of stock
Mount Pleasant Mt Henry Pinot Shiraz
Hunter Valley
$3999each
$477DOZEN
EACH
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Currently out of stock
Mount Pleasant Old Paddock Old Hill Shiraz
Hunter Valley
From two priceless blocks of Shiraz, some of the oldest productive vines in the world, a mere ten hectares of gnarled old veterans which yield a precious harvest of tiny, parched berries. Old Hill established 1880 and Old Paddock planted by Mount Pleasant patriarch Maurice O’Shea in 1921. Only ever vintaged in the finest years, fruit is treated to a traditional open top ferment and fifteen months maturation in a high proportion of new French oak barriques. A brooding, complex, multi dimensional Shiraz, brimming with personality and steeped in Hunter Valley history.
$4699each
$563DOZEN
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Deep purple colour. Perfumes of dark fruit, blackberries and mulberry, seasoned by lovely liqorice notes, spices and plum. Dense and intense palate of amazing effusiveness and length, layered with ripe, juicy fruit characters, a wine of exquisite linearity and refined balance, framed by a supple veneer of cocoa vanilla oak and supported by a cradle of ripe, pliant tannins.
Mount Pleasant Philip Shiraz
Hunter Valley
Available by the dozen
To this day, Mount Pleasant continues to preserve the heritage of labels which played a role in the evolution of Australian wine. Slightly bolder in palate structure than it's regional siblings, Philip is the classic style of Hunter Valley Shiraz, a name that's been relied upon for decades. An affable wine, without excessive tannin or alcohol, exhibiting the complexity and inimitable charm of the Hunter. Generous and smooth, articulating earth and spice, dominated by masculine fruit characters. Every release guarantees a splendid Philip, a Shiraz with a tradition of excellence.
$2399each
$287DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Mount Pleasant is situated on the slopes of Brokenback Ridge in Hunter Valley. Inaugurally released in 1965, Philip Shiraz maintains the tradition of extended oak maturation and bottle age before release. Vinification normally begins around February, fruit is harvested and crushed into a mix of open top and static fermenters for three days of cold soak. The musts are inoculated and batches are treated to a course of ten days plunging and pumpover, extracting optimal flavours, colour and tannin. Components are pressed into a selection of seasoned and new oak barrels for completion of ferments and fifteen months maturation, before assembling into the finished wine.
 
Bright crimson red. Varietal and regional aromas of ripe red and black fruits, black cherries with plum over an earthy, savoury complexity complemented by subtle chocolate oak. The medium bodied, savoury palate shows generous red fruit flavours, plum and blackberries beautifully supported by fine grained tannin, the chocolateyness of it's dashing oak complexity. A sophisticated wine of refinement, subtlety and great length.
Currently out of stock
Mount Pleasant Rosehill Shiraz
Hunter Valley
When Maurice O'Shea bought the Rosehill property with the support of the McWilliam family in 1946, he was looking for a similar site to that of Mt Pleasant. What he found was a parcel of rich, volcanic loam, idyllic soils which he planted to quality rootstock. Rosehill endures as an articulate and engaging expression of the Hunter Valley style. A beautifully structured Shiraz, showing excellent fruit to oak balance, fine tannins and a persistent, savoury finish, a timeless confirmation that O'Shea got his site selection pretty right.
$4699each
$563DOZEN
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Rosehill Shiraz can boast a succession of memorable vintages which have claimed multiple trophiess and gold. Grapes are picked off mature vines on the thirty hectare Rosehill Vineyard at one of Pokolbin's highest elevations, berries are gently destemmed without crushing, musts are held for two days cold soak prior to inoculation. Vinification begins at cooler temperatures in headed down fermenters, pumped over twice daily, skins are eventually submerged and temperatures allowed to gradually warm over the course of a fortnight. Upon completion, batches are pressed and transferred to a selection of seasoned and new, French and Hungarian oak barrels for twenty two months maturation.
 
Dense crimson with brick red hues. Rich in plummy fruit aromas, hints of leather and spice. Elegantly perfumed sweet lifted ripe raspberry notes over spicy dark chocolate oak, complimented by earthyness and nut. A savoury palate dominated by red berry fruit and mocha oak flavours. The tongue is enlivened by sweet cherries and black fruits which lead into complex, integrated plum and cedar characters.
McWilliam’s Mount Pleasant Estate nestled in the slopes of the Brokenback Range in the Hunter Valley was established in 1921 by legendary winemaker, Maurice O’Shea

The Griffith-based McWilliam family, already a famous Australian wine company, purchased a half share of the Estate and encouraged O’Shea to continue with his winemaking style and creations. McWilliam’s acquired the remaining share in 1941. It was with the McWilliam family’s financial backing O’Shea selected and purchased the Lovedale and Rosehill properties and planted them in 1946. O’Shea’s groundbreaking work has been kept alive by revered winemakers Brian Walsh and Phil Ryan. The fact that there have been just three Chief Winemakers at Mount Pleasant since 1921 has ensured consistency of wine style and quality.

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The Hunter Valley in New South Wales was established as a wine region in the early 1820s, following the rapid growth of agricultural and pastoral activities after the arrival of free settlers. Further impetus was added to the Hunter by the advent of amateur viticulturalist James Busby who, returning from the second of two extensive study tours of the winegrowing regions of Europe, arrived back in New South Wales with a named collection of some 500 vine cuttings. Today, the Hunter Valley is widely regarded as the home of Semillon, and McWilliam’s Mount Pleasant as the producer of some of Australia’s best wines from the variety, including McWilliam’s Mount Pleasant Lovedale Semillon.

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The winery is today one of the most awarded in Australia. Since 1979, Mount Pleasant has won more than five Championships, 128 trophies, 500 gold, 500 silver and 1104 bronze medals. After the McWilliams acquired ownership of Mount Pleasasnt, Maurice O’Shea went on to make some of Australia’s most highly regarded wines.

English immigrant Charles King planted the Old Hill Vineyard on rich, volcanic soil in Pokolbin in 1880

When Maurice O’Shea purchased the King family’s 16.3ha Hunter Valley property in 1921, he extended the land holding with the purchase of two adjoining parcels of land, on which the ‘Old Paddock’ vineyard was planted. The original Mount Pleasant vineyard features mature, low-yielding vines and is considered one of Australia’s oldest, premier vineyards in Australia. The rich, heavier soils are the result of volcanic activity millions of years ago … today they are the producer of some of the most regarded Shiraz fruit.

McWilliams Lovedale Vineyard is located in the Lower Hunter Valley which falls within the northern section of the geological province of the Sydney Basin, which is often referred to as the main coal basin of New South Wales. It is dominated by a number of siliceous rocks, including quartose, lithic sandstone, shale, claystone, mudstone and conglomerates.

The sandy aggregate soil is only complemented by the harsh reality of a vineyard located in the Hunter Valley, which means rain and humidity often plays havoc with harvest. However, the resulting wine seems to defy these adversities, with McWilliam’s Mount Pleasant Lovedale Semillon reflecting the fact the unique structure of the soil and the environment it lives captures the perfect tightness and acidity for making quality Semillon.

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There is a substantial paradox between the environment of the Lovedale Vineyard and the resulting wine

Like Lovedale, Rosehill is widely recognised as one of the elite vineyards in the Hunter Valley. Planted entirely to Shiraz, the Rosehill Vineyard provides fruit from the super premium Roseshill Shiraz and Philip Shiraz. When Maurice O’Shea bought the Rosehill land, he was looking for a similar site to that of Mount Pleasant. What he found was a parcel of rich, volcanic loam soil and planted the Rosehill Vineyard. The old, deep volcanic soils provide the nutrients, character and structure required for premium quality Shiraz.

Seasonally, the region’s climate shifts between Mediterranean conditions found in South Australia (winter rainfall and summer droughts) to the northern Australian climate (summer rain and winter droughts).Of the 787mm annual rainfall, most occurs between October and April. The humidity, the afternoon sea breezes all operate to temper the summer and afford excellent ripening conditions.

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