GlenWood Semillon Vigneron's Selection 2012

GlenWood Semillon Vigneron's Selection 2012

This has developed into a well-integrated wine with enticing nutty and honey nougat flavours. A limited release, the wine will develop further, growing in complexity for years to come.

Recommended with spicy, seafood and Mediterranean dishes.

variety : Semillon [ 100% Semillon ]
winemaker : DP Burger
wine of origin : Franschhoek
analysis : alc : 13.39 % vol  rs : 1.1 g/l  pH : 3.37  ta : 4.8 g/l  
type : White  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  


4 Star John Platter Guide

ageing : Drink now or within 7 years from vintage.

in the vineyard : Vine age: 15 years
Density: 2,800 vines per hectare
Yield: 7-8 tons per hectare
Soil: Well-drained and lightly-structured Clovelly and Avalon

100% Dry-land management. Vines are planted 1.4 m apart to avoid density as Semillon can be vigorous in growth. Intensive leaf and shoot management in October allows for even ripeness and enables shade for fruit concentration development. This is one of Glenwood’s award winning vineyards.

about the harvest: A good Semillon vintage with cool moderate conditions throughout the growing season.

in the cellar : 

Grapes were picked at 23.2ºB and given eight hours of skin contact before pressing to 1.4 bars of pressure. The juice was left to settle for two days before racking to barrel. Using only wild yeast, fermentation occurred over a two month period.

The wine spent 12 months on the lees in barrel. Half new, half second fill, 225l French oak barrels were used.

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