Coastal Region, South Africa
63% Sauvignon Blanc (Darling & Durbanville)
37% Semillon (Franschoek & Stellenbosch)
The Semillon was handpicked in the early hours of the morning from 45 year old Franschhoek vineyards and the Sauvignon Blanc from Darling and Stellenbosch.
Faced with severe drought, the challenging conditions of the 2018 harvest resulted in one of the smallest yields in years. Yet despite the significant difficulties, the cooler ripening period and smaller crops produced berries with concentrated flavour and intense colour providing wines of notable quality.
Handpicked and whole bunch pressed, matured separately for 5 months in French oak barrel, then blended and kept on primary lees for an additional 8 months.
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.
Residual Sugar: 2.4 g/1
Total Acidity: 671 g/1