Soil type Decomposed Granite on Clay
Trellising Elongated Perold
Age of vines 11 and 26 years
Pruning Spur – 2 bud
Yield 8.9 ton/ha
Rootstock 101 – 14 MGT
After a very long and cool ripening season the two blocks of Semillon were harvested at the end of February and middle of March at an average of 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 large format French oak barrels after which the wine spent a further 3 months on the gross lees. Post-fermentation, the wine spent a further 10 months in a combination of 36% new, 24% second, 32% third and 8% fourth fill French oak barrels for 7 months before being racked into a stainless steel tank, where it was lightly fined and stabilised before bottling in January.
Residual sugar 2.6g / litre
Total acid 6.1g / litre
Award pedigree: 2019 vintage: Silver at Decanter | 2017 vintage: Platter’s Wine Guide 2019: 4.5 stars | Tim Atkin South Africa Report 2018: 93 points