Grand Duc Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Vine age: 18 years
Density: 2,800 vines per hectare
Yield: 8.8 tons per hectare
Soil: Well-drained and lightly-structured Clovelly and Avalon 100% Dry-land management. Vines are planted 1.4m 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.
A good Semillon vintage with cool moderate conditions throughout the growing season.
Grapes were picked at 22.2°B 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 15 months on the lees. Only new, small French oak barrels were used. Sauvignon blanc component blended in before bottling.
Total Acidity: 6.30 g/l
Residual Sugar: 2.5 g/l
Classic peach, lanolin and nutty nougat flavours. Full bodied with a zesty fresh toasty finish.