Theuniskraal Semillon Chardonnay 2005

Colour: Brilliant white with tinges of green.
Bouquet: Aromas of lime with undertones of pear and peach.
Taste: Fresh and crisp with a complexity of fruit flavours and a lingering aftertaste.

An ideal partner with fish, poultry and pasta dishes.

variety : Semillon | 56% Semillon, 44% Chardonnay
winemaker : Andries Jordaan
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 12.88 % vol  rs : 3.80 g/l  pH : 3.45  ta : 6.70 g/l  
type : White  
pack : Bottle  

in the vineyard : Viticulturists: Wagner and Andries Jordaan
The Sémillon grapes, which dominate the blend, were grown in south-facing, trellised and irrigated vineyards at an altitude of 240 m above sea level. All the vines, planted in 1988, are cultivated in loamy clay soils, which keep roots cooled in the summer months and preserve the varietal flavours.

The south-facing Chardonnay vineyards are also planted at an altitude of 240m above sea level, in stony, loamy soils as well as deeper loamy soils. The trellised vines, established in 1991, receive supplementary, drip irrigation.

about the harvest: Both the Sémillon and Chardonnay were harvested by hand mostly from pre-dawn to early morning. The Sémillon was picked in late February at 22,5° Balling, while the Chardonnay was picked at 24° Balling in early and mid-February.

in the cellar : The winemaking (winemaker: Andries Jordaan)
Both varietals were individually vinified receiving skin contact for three hours. After cold fermentation at between 13° and 15°C for 14 to 21 days, none of the wines received oak and remained in stainless steel tanks until blending.

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