Fermentation in tank and oak barrels with regular “lees stirring.” Matured in barrel for 6 months. Stone fruit, tangerine, gooseberry and melon characters with a full, rounded creaminess on the palate.
Flinty, stone-fruit and fig-like aromas from the Sauvignon notes: Blanc are complemented by beautiful tangerine characters from the Semillon. Gooseberry and melon characters contribute to a full, rounded reaminess on the palate. This wine has a persistent body with wonderful length and elegance.
An absolutely beautiful wine, perfect on its own, but also the ideal partner to most seafood dishes and pasta.
Cultivar/s: Sauvignon Blanc 85% and Semillon 15%
Origin: Western Cape (Stellenbosch and Elim)
Vinification: The wine is made in a reductive style to preserve the aromatic fruit profile. Fermentation took place in a combination of stainless steel tanks and oak barrels. The individual components were kept separate and underwent regular battonage (lees stirring). Blending was done after 6 months’ maturation.
Winemaker: Jacques Maree
Average Yield: 7½ tons/Ha
Harvested: February 2017
Bottled: September 2017
Maturation: 2nd-fill French 225L barrels for 6 months
Ageing Potential: From 5-8 years from vintage
Wine Analysis: Alcohol 13,64% : Residual sugar 2,00g/l Total Acidity 6,80g/l : pH 3.31
Production: 3,600 Bottles