2017 Benguela Cove Catalina Semillon

Retail
R1,575.00
Case
R1,575.00
Varieties
Semillon
Vintage
2017
Country
South Africa
Region
Walker Bay
Alcohol
13.6%
Bottle size
750 mL

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Description

Catalina Semillon is only sold in allocations of 3 bottles at R1575.
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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