SOURCE: The Sweet Semillon was produced from single vineyard vines sourced from a neighboring farm in the Franschhoek Valley.
WEATHER: Prior to ripening, the conditions were extremely hot and dry, with fires on surrounding farms.
HARVESTING: The grapes were hand harvested early mornings between late March and mid-April. Then transported back to the cellar under cold conditions to retain freshness.
VINIFICATION: This wine is a Non-Vintage wine made in the Solera style. Each vintage was made in the same manner; after de-stemming, a portion of the grapes underwent skin contact for a few hours before pressing. The juice was settled in stainless steel tank, racked after setting and transferred to older French oak barrels for fermentation. After fermentation, Malolactic fermentation was done. The wine was aged in these barrels until bottling. The Semillon was fortified with brandy spirits prior to bottling.
Tasting & Analysis
TASTING NOTES: A very floral nose is accompanied by hints of lime and citrus, very typical for Franschhoek Semillon. The rich textured mouthfeel is balanced with fresh acidity.
FOOD ACCOMPANIMENT: Enjoy this Sweet Semillon as an aperitif at any time of the day. It can be partnered with a wide range of foods and snacks, anything from curries to sweet dishes. It is released ready to drink and will continue to develop in the bottle.
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: alc. 15,52% - pH 3.70 Total acid 5.9 g/l Residual Sugar 63.8 g/l
PRODUCTION: 1 040 -bottles
WINEMAKER: Marozanne Bieldt