2020 Semillon

$18.00

Variety
100% Semillon
Single vineyard, Old Vine

Vineyard
Planted in 1936 by 4th generation Herbert Bernard Scholz. The Old Sem block has seen many seasons come and go, and is a consistent producer of high quality fruit, grown on a mixture of deep alluvial soil and red brown loam over clay on the banks of the North Para River.

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Description

Vintage
The 2019/20 growing season was significantly drier than average. The dry conditions meant yields were exceptionally low. Mild summer days and cool nights in January and February where the perfect ripening conditions. The result was pristine, blemish free fruit with great natural acidity. Handpicked 11th Feb.

Winemaking
Whole bunches are promptly processed, chilled and drained, retaining only free run juice. Juice is cold settled before a clean rack to ferment. Inoculated, then cool fermented in stainless steel. Soon after fermentation is complete the wine is stabilized and bottled to retain freshness and vibrancy.

Tasting Notes
Aromatics of lemongrass, ginger, spring blossoms and classic lemon and lime. Fresh citrus flavours and tight, vibrant acid structure are the hallmarks on the palate. The finish is clean and long with fruit and acid working in harmony. Always rewards patient cellaring.