Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2017






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Vine age: 23 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. Semillon vines are planted 1.4m apart to avoid density as both Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon can be vigorous growers. 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.

50% Sauvignon blanc / 50% Semillon. 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 blending and fermentation. Fermentation occurred over a 13 day period and wine was left on the lees for 7 months before filtration and bottling.

A typical Bordeaux white, richly textured, well balanced and refreshing. The Sauvignon blanc delivers elegant passion fruit freshness which is laced together by the richness and weight of the Semillon grape.

Alcohol: 12.29%

Total Acidity: 5.4 g/l

Residual Sugar: 1.9 g/l

pH: 3.28



4,400 bottles

R 780 per case of 6

R 780 per case of 6