limited stock Delaire Graff

White Reserve

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R 675

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750 ml (Standard)


Cultivar:

60% Sauvignon Blanc, 40% Semillon

Country:

South Africa

Rating:

94 Points - Tim Atkin 91 Points - Christian Eedes

Specifications:

14.00% alc vol Sugar g/l: 1.66
Type: White Blend, White Wine Cellaring Potential: 6 yrs
Origin: Western Cape Appellation: Western Cape

Tasting Notes:

"An equal blend of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc, both of which were fermented in (10% new) French oak, this is a mealy, blackcurrant leaf-scented white with subtle wood, tangy grapefruit and gooseberry fruit, taut acidity and a long refreshing finish." TA

Lime
Lime

Blackcurrant
Blackcurrant

Gooseberry
Gooseberry

Grapefruit
Grapefruit

The combination of Maritime and mountain is a very unique terroir, and here in Stellenbosch it creates our award-winning Delaire Graff wines. A cooling Atlantic sea breeze washes over our steeply sloping vineyards giving us a rich intensity of fruit. Delaire Graff wines rank among the most prestigious in the Southern Hemisphere. Our unique terroir, on the crest of the panoramic Helshoogte Mountain Pass, is something our ambitious winemaker explores harvest after harvest. A long, slow ripening season ensures world-class clarets and red wines big in structure with soft tannins and elegance. Our white wines capture the freshness of the harvest, while irresistible rosé and a sparkling Brut completes an elegantly balanced portfolio. We are proud to have achieved First Growth status in South Africa – reward for creating our country’s most desirable wines on first pressing.

The dry 2015 weather led to one of the healthiest seasons in years with very little loss. Warm weather resulted in earlier bud break and a dry and windy summer regulated growth accelerating ripening. Wines were above average in quality with exceptional analysis and flavour.

Extensive bunch sorting formed part of the quality process. The Semillon was whole bunch pressed and the Sauvignon Blanc was destemmed and crushed. Both were barrel fermented at 17 ̊C for 20 days.

Maturation took place in 225 litre old French oak barrels for 5 months. The wine was then blended and kept in tank on primary lees for an additional 8 months.

Food pairing

Enjoy with roast chicken and a caprese salad.

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