2017 Benguela Cove Catalina Semillon
- South Africa
- Walker Bay
- Bottle size
- 750 mL
Catalina Semillon is only sold in allocations of 3 bottles at £150.
This wine is ethereal and commanding at the same time. It allures with complex aromas of sweet peas, lemongrass, quince, orange blossom, greenage, white lily and fynbos. All these nuances reveal a remarkable fruit purity that lingers on the palate, etched with an oyster shell minerality and integrated acidity.
- Winemaking Notes
Grapes were hand-picked and sorted at the cellar. De-stemming and crushing were followed by two hours of skin contact. The juice was settled for 48 hours, racked and inoculated with a selected yeast strain. An 80% portion of the wine was barrel fermented and matured for nine months to add texture and complexity. The remaining component was fermented in tank at low temperatures to allow for maximum fruit and varietal expression.
Oak maturation: 9 months, 50% new
500L French oak | Production: 3 barrels / Aging potential: up to 12 years from vintage
- Growing Conditions
This award-winning maiden vintage of Semillon is made from a 0.9 hectare single vineyard that performs extremely well every year. This vineyard’s location and the diurnal temperature range has a profound impact on the varietal definition and style, with meticulous canopy management setting it up for continuous success.
Slope: south-east facing vineyards | Soil: Clay & shale | Clones: GD1
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