Rickety Bridge Paulina's Reserve Semillon 2017

Rickety Bridge Paulina's Reserve Semillon 2017

Lime and apple aromas layered with nuances of honeyed beeswax. The rich elegant palate of honey and citrus is perfectly balanced with well-integrated oak notes, minerality and a delightful lingering creamy finish.

Red Thai chicken curry, roast gammon, smoked salmon, shellfish, and Asian cuisine. A very versatile varietal which can be paired with many dishes.

variety : Semillon [ 100% Semillon ]
winemaker : Wynand Grobler
wine of origin : Franschhoek
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 1.7 g/l  pH : 3.36  ta : 6.5 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  


Paulina’s Reserve Semillon 2012: 91 Points – Tim Atkin MW Report 2015
Paulina’s Semillon 2014 – Selected for The Sommerliers Selection 2016

ageing : Ready for your enjoyment, the wine has great ageing potential for up to at least 2025.

in the vineyard : Grapes are harvested from 27 year-old vines grown in sandy Tukulu soils on the banks of Franschhoek River. Very low yielding at 4.5 tonnes / ha.

about the harvest: Rickety Bridge Semillon grapes were hand harvested at 23.1˚ Balling into small crates.

in the cellar : Fermentation took place in the small French oak barrels, 15% new and 85% older barrels using a naturally occurring yeast. The must was fermented between 14 - 17˚C and the lees was stirred up daily for two months and then once every two weeks for the next 3 months thereafter. The wine was then left to age for a total of 11 months in barrel.