2016 Silkman Semillon, Hunter Valley, Australia

Hunter Valley natives Shaun and Liz Silkman bottled their first vintage in 2013 after working more than decade for larger local producers. In a very short time, they have earned high praise from the global wine community, despite producing tiny volumes of wine. Hunter Valley Semillon, as opposed to those produced further inland away from the coastal influence, is a crisp and mineral experience, and the Silkmans produce arguably the finest version available. Raised entirely in stainless steel and bottled at 10.5%ABV, this is Aussie terroir at its most expressive.