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R120.00

Prices are per bottle & sold per case of 6

TASTING NOTES:
The nose reminds one of orange peel and honeysuckle from the Semillon and herbal notes from the Sauvignon blanc.  A toasty sweetness from the touch of old French oak and lees contact complements the smooth and creamy texture.  The wine rewards with a long and elegant finish.

Description

OLIVIA SEMILLO SAUVIGNON BLANC 2014

IN THE VINEYARD
Situation: East and north-south facing row direction.
Altitude:  260m.
Distance From Sea:  Approximately 10 km.
Soil Type:  Alluvial.
Rootstock:  R99.
Age Of Vines:  10 – 11 years.
Trellising:  Verticle hedge.
Pruning:  Cordon.
Irrigation:  Drip.


THE HARVEST
Picking Date:  February 2014.
Yield:  7 tons/ha average.


ANALYSIS
Alcohol:  13.35 %; RS: 2.55; TA: 5.57 g/L; pH: 3.37.


IN THE CELLAR
Yeast:  Selected local strains.
The grapes were de-stemmed and crushed. The juice was immediately pressed and cold settled for 2 days at 8°C.  Thereafter the clear juice was racked off its gross leese and transferred to old French oak barrels.  Wild primary fermentationand malolactic fermentation.
Wood Aging: 10 months in 500/600L Old French oak.
Bottled:  April 2015.


AGING SUGGESTIONS
1 – 5 years.


FOOD SUGGESTIONS
Excellent with fish and shellfish.


BLEND INFORMATION
74% Semillon; 26% Sauvignon blanc.

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