Grapes are from 22 year old vines...
Grapes are from 22 year old vines grown in sandy Tukulu soils on the banks of the Franschhoek river. Extremely low yielding at 4.5 tonnes/ha.
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|Pack Size||1 Bottle 750ml|
Rickety Bridge Semillon grapes were hand harvested at 22.9 ºB into small crates.
Fermentation took place in the small French oak barrels, 20% new and 80% older barrels using a naturally occurring yeast. The must was fermented between 14 – 17 ºC and the lees was stirred up daily for three months and then twice every week for the next 7 months thereafter. Sulphur was added only after 9 months, just before bottling.
Lime and apple aromas layered with nuances of honeyed beeswax. The full, rich palate of honey and citrus is perfectly balanced with well-integrated oak notes, minerality and a delightful lingering creamy finish.
Already accessible, this wine has a great ageing potential for up to at least 10 years from harvest.
Food pairing: Red Thai chicken curry, roast pork, seafood, shellfish, roast chicken, Paella. A very versatile variety which can be paired with many dishes.
RS 1.6 g/l
TA 5.5 g/l