Hildenbrand Estate Semillon 2001

The South African Trophy Wine Show 2002 - Bronze
This Semillon is made from bushvines, barrel fermented using only wild yeast. French oak matured for 7 months, green tinge, dry, fruity, gentle oak, long finish. Rich and firm structure.


variety : Semillon | Semillon
winemaker : Reni Hildenbrand
wine of origin : Wellington
analysis : alc : 13.2 % vol  rs : 1.5 g/l  pH : 3.3  ta : 5.8 g/l  va : 0.3 g/l  
type : White  

AWARDS
The South African Trophy Wine Show 2002 - Bronze
in the vineyard : Varietal (clone): GD 1
Rootstock: 101-14
Date of plantation: 1999
Soil type: Westleigh/Glenrosa
Spacing: 1.4 x 2.75
Trellising: Bushvine
Pruning: 2 bud
Yield: 2 tons/ha
Irrigation: Drip controlled by soil moisture measuring device

about the harvest: Picking date: 6 February 2001
Grape sugar: 22.6º Balling
Acidity 6.9 g/l
pH at Harvest: 3.3

in the cellar : Yeast: Wild Yeast from grapes, no yeast added
Fermentation temperature: 16-24ºC
Method: Full bunch pressing, 7 hours skin contact
Fermented in French Oak, 80% new and 20% second fill. Left on lees with batonage for 5 months. Matured for 7 months in barrels. No fining agent used.

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