The wine has flavours of lemon grass, loads of passion fruit, winter melon and hints of wet stone. The palate is crisp, fresh and enticingly fruity with a sweet fruity finish. The Semillon gives a softer mouth feel toward the end.
This was the second consecutive year that we had a very dry pre-harvest season and irrigation was under immense pressure. Due to these conditions we had a smaller crop with smaller berries which gave more concentrated flavours. Luckily we also did not have any sudden heat waves during this harvest.
The grapes were hand-harvested during the morning while they were still cool from the night temperatures. After destalking, skin maceration was in the press with loads of dry ice in order to keep the mash cool as well as protected from oxygen. Cold fermentation in stainless steel tanks gave us the fresh and crisp acidity as well as fruit expression in the wine.
Soil & Terroir:
This wine is a blend of two cultivars Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. Both are grown in Stellenbosch on South-West facing slopes and soil with a 15% clay fraction. The Semillon make up less that 15% of the blend.
Alc. 13.77 vol%
Total Extract: 19,4 g/l
Res sugar: 2,5 g/l
T.A.: 6,4 g/l
V.A.: 0.46 g/l
Serve with Tapas on a hot summer day, Melon and ham, fresh salads, Smoked Salmon, fish and Chicken.