Rickety Bridge Paulina's Reserve Semillon 2017

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Lime and apple aromas layered with nuances of honeyed beeswax. The rich elegant palate of honey and citrus is perfectly balanced with well-integrated oak notes, minerality and a delightful lingering creamy finish.

Red Thai chicken curry, roast gammon, smoked salmon, shellfish, and Asian cuisine. A very versatile varietal which can be paired with many dishes.

variety : Semillon [ 100% Semillon ]
winemaker : Wynand Grobler
wine of origin : Franschhoek
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 1.7 g/l  pH : 3.36  ta : 6.5 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

Paulina’s Reserve Semillon 2012: 91 Points – Tim Atkin MW Report 2015
Paulina’s Semillon 2014 – Selected for The Sommerliers Selection 2016

ageing : Ready for your enjoyment, the wine has great ageing potential for up to at least 2025.

in the vineyard : Grapes are harvested from 27 year-old vines grown in sandy Tukulu soils on the banks of Franschhoek River. Very low yielding at 4.5 tonnes / ha.

about the harvest: Rickety Bridge Semillon grapes were hand harvested at 23.1˚ Balling into small crates.

in the cellar : Fermentation took place in the small French oak barrels, 15% new and 85% older barrels using a naturally occurring yeast. The must was fermented between 14 - 17˚C and the lees was stirred up daily for two months and then once every two weeks for the next 3 months thereafter. The wine was then left to age for a total of 11 months in barrel.

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