Duncan Savage's 2013 CWG Auction Wine
Cape Point Vineyards Auction Reserve White 2012 Semillon 83%, Sauvignon Blanc 17% Wine of Origin Cape Point The grapes for the wine were picked from the Semillon and Isliedh vineyards on the Noordhoek property, from extremely weak vines yielding only 3 tons/hectare. The grapes were whole bunch pressed in an oxidative manner and put to barrel (Sauvignon Blanc) and clay amphora (Semillon) without settling. Spontaneous fermentation took place in barrel and amphora where the wines spent 3 months on primary lees. Both wines were then racked and blended with the blend spending a further 10 months in old French Oak before being bottled without fining and filtration.
Tasting Notes: Floral elements, stone fruit and citrus dominate the nose and palate. The wine is rich and textured with Semillon taking the lead, very youthful at this stage with the potential to age gracefully over the next 5 – 10 years.
Bottle size 750 ml Case size 6 x 750 ml Qty. cases produced 60 Qty. cases on offer 44 Alc 13.5 vol% RS 3.2 g/l TA 6.7 g/l pH 3.25
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