2016 was an good vintage with the Sauvignon blanc and Sémillon (5% of the blend) all coming in mid March in great condition. All the grapes were whole bunch pressed however each of the Sauvignon blanc vineyards harvest were split into two batches, one for traditional stainless steel fermentation and the other for cloudy juice ferments with wild yeasts. The Sémillon was racked clean into old barrels for fermentation. After fermentation the barrels were kept on their lees for six months prior to blending and bottling.
BLEND 95% Sauvignon Blanc & 5% Sémillon
HARVEST DATE 13/03/16 – 20/03/16
BRIX @ HARVEST 21.1-22.3
BARREL 12% Seasoned French Oak
R.S >2 g/L
VINEYARDS: Sidewinder, South 3, Rootrake South, North Basin