W.O. FRANSCHHOEK 2022
(Sold per case of 6 bottles)
“For LARA, our white blend of our lives” This artistic combination of South African fauna and flora has been our inspiration for this bespoke regional white wine from Franschhoek, which is dedicated to our youngest daughter, Lara.
This is the 2nd vintage we make our 100% Semillon from this parcel of grapes. We picked the 2022 vintage a slight tad earlier than our previous vintage, to achieve a slightly fresher approach. We played with a bit of whole bunch pressing and fermenting the wine with some ripe grape stems. The wine was allowed to undergo malo-lactic fermentation and was kept on its fine lees for 8 months. We decided not to age this batch in 3rd fill wood barrels, but rather in our stainless steel 1000L barrel tanks, with a special mix of ceramic & fire toasted French wood premium staves.
This is a complex wine with ripe apricot, orange peel and honeycomb aromas; Integrated French oak, showing some vanilla pod infusion with a sweet honeysuckle finish.
TA 5.69 g/L
RS 3.59 g/L
VA 0.65 g/L