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STEENBERG SEMILLON 2018

p/b R220.00

Wine Club price R187.00 p/b

Our 2018 Semillon is a beautiful pale gold colour. Aromas of honey, stone fruit and ground spice greet you upon first inspection. Quince, persimmon and roasted almond complete the sensation on the palate. Poised fruit concentrates the mid-palate, after which the wine broadens out with a rich, almost waxy texture and bright acidity. A citrus and floral spice lingers on the palate long after the last drop. This Semillon will continue to evolve in complexity and richness with age.

Award pedigree: 2017 vintage: Platter’s Wine Guide 2019: 4.5 stars | Tim Atkin South Africa Report 2018: 93 points

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ALCOHOL: 13.93%
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 2.8g / litre
TOTAL ACID: 6.2g / litre
PH: 3.24

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Weight 1.351 kg
Dimensions 7 × 7 × 29.5 cm

In The Cellar

After a very long and cool ripening season our two blocks of Semillon were harvested at the beginning and middle of March 2018 at 23.5°B. The grapes were crushed and de-stemmed with no prolonged skin contact.  The clean juice was racked after settling in stainless steel tanks overnight. Fermentation took place in a combination of 35% new, 40% second and 25% third fill French oak barrels. Only 500L and 600L barrels were used. Post-fermentation, the wine spent a further 10 months in barrel before being racked into a stainless steel tank, where it was lightly fined and stabilised before bottling in January 2019.

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