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Semillon

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750 ml (Standard)

2017


Cultivar:

100% Semillon

Country:

South Africa

Rating:

4.5 Stars - Platter's 93 Points - Tim Atkin

Specifications:

14.50% alc vol Sugar g/l: 4.3
Type: White Wine Cellaring Potential: 5 to 10 yrs
Origin: Constantia Appellation: Constantia

Tasting Notes:

Our 2017 Semillon is a beautiful white gold colour. Aromas of citrus and pear, sugar snap peas, vanilla pod, zesty tangerine and ripe apricot greet you upon first inspection. Lemon-infused honey flavours along with white grapefruit complete the sensation on the palate. Poised fruit concentrates the mid-palate, after which the wine broadens out with a rich, almost waxy texture and bright acidity. A citrus and vanilla spice lingers on the palate long after the last drop. This Semillon will continue to evolve in complexity and richness with age.

Citrus
Citrus

Pear
Pear

Honey
Honey

Vanilla
Vanilla

The philosophy is that the "wines are grown in the vineyard and then cared for in the winery". Special attention was therefore placed in obtaining the very best and latest known clones and matched to the correct soils and slopes. Environmentally considerate farming practices are employed as far as possible, with the help of non-toxic, natural formulas of pest control, and the employment of natural predators for help in keeping the grapes as healthy as possible.

After a very long and cool ripening season the two blocks of Semillon were harvested at the beginning and middle of March 2017 at 23.5°B.

The grapes were crushed and de-stemmed with no prolonged skin contact. The clean juice was racked after settling in stainless steel tanks overnight. Fermentation took place in a combination of new, second and third fill French oak barrels each comprising a third of the oak regime. Only 500l and 600l barrels were used.

Post-fermentation, the wine spent a further 9 months in barrel before being racked into a stainless steel tank, where it was lightly fined and stabilised before bottling at the end of November 2017.

Food pairing

Sémillon is best enjoyed with richly flavoured nutty cheeses, mildly spicy and aromatic dishes and as the perfect match to sushi.

Hard Cheese Salmon Spicy Food Poultry
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