Glenwood Semillon Sauvignon Blanc Grand Duc 2018


Grapes were picked at 22.8°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 2nd and 3rd fill small French oak barrels were used. Sauvignon blanc component blended in before bottling.

Yellow-gold in colour. Asparagus and canned peas on the nose with some hints of green apple. Palate is medium-to-full with herbaceous notes following. Gooseberries and pineapple on the mid-palate. Elegant, rich and layered.

Only 1300 bottles produced.

Vintage A good Semillon vintage with cool moderate conditions throughout the growing season.
Analysis Alcohol 13.0%; Total Acidity 6.1 g/l; Residual Sugar 2.3 g/l; pH 3.21