Tribute to Helen Sebidi 2015

A Bordeaux-style white blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon.

SOIL

Deep and rich Oakleaf and Swartland soils 12km away from the ocean.

TASTING NOTES

The wine has aromas of green fig with riper herbaceous notes, layered with subtle hints of vanilla and spice. This blend has a concentrated and richly textured palate with grapefruit citrus and mouthwatering acidity that is integrated with touches of nutty oak.

VINIFICATION

Grapes were hand-harvested early in the morning in 10kg lug boxes and pre-cooled before being hand-sorted on a sorting table. 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Semillon juice were blended and fermented together. The fermentation took place under controlled temperatures in one 2500L lightly toasted French oak foudre barrel. The wine matured for 12 months on the lees before bottling.

SERVING SUGGESTION

White meats like lobster, pork belly and chicken with summer vegetables like artichoke hearts and asparagus.