Two Oceans Semillon/Chardonnay 1999

On the nose the wine has lively citrus fruit with a earthy and herbaceous background. On the palate it is well-balanced with lively multi-dimensional flavours.


variety : Semillon | Blend
winery : Two Oceans Wines
winemaker : Frans du Toit
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.04 % vol  rs : 1.7 g/l  pH : 3.52  ta : 6.0 g/l  

in the vineyard : The Semillon grapes came from vineyards in the Franschhoek area, planted at 160 to 190 metres above sea level in dark alluvial soils as well as deep sandy soils. The vines are trellised and were planted from 1963 to 1989. The vineyards face southwest.

The Chardonnay grapes came from vineyards in Stellenbosch, planted at 160 to 190 metres above sea level in yellow, brown Clovelly soil with a high gravel content, and deep, red Hutton soil. The vines are trellised and were planted from 1981 to 1993.

about the harvest: The Semillon grapes were picked by hand at 21,5°Balling during mid March. The Chardonnay was picked by hand at 22,1°Balling from February 18 until March 9.

in the cellar : In the cellar the juice received 4 hours skin contact and fermented cold for 14 days. The blend consists of 5% Semillon and 45% Chardonnay.

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