GlenWood Semillon Vigneron's Selection 2013

GlenWood Semillon Vigneron's Selection 2013

This has developed into a well-integrated wine with enticing nutty and honey flavours. A limited release, the wine will develop further over time.

Will complement any seafood or Mediterranean-style dish.

variety : Semillon [ 100% Semillon ]
winemaker : DP Burger
wine of origin : Franschhoek
analysis : alc : 13.7 % vol  rs : 1.8 g/l  pH : 3.46  ta : 5.2 g/l  
type : White  
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

4 Star John Platter Guide

ageing : Enjoy now or age for 7 years to further develop complexity.

in the vineyard : Vine age: 18 years
Density: 2 800 vines per hectareYield: 8,8 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: Grapes were picked at 22.2° B

Yield: 8.8 tons per hectare

in the cellar : Grapes were 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 15 months on the lees. Only new, small French oak barrels were used.

Production: 1 200 bottles.

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