Paulina’s Reserve Semillon
Grapes are harvested from 28-year-old vines grown in sandy Tukulu soils on the banks of Franschhoek River. Very low yielding at 4.5 tonnes / ha.
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.
Harvesting & Fermentation:
Rickety Bridge Semillon grapes were hand harvested at 23.1 ̊ Balling into small crates.
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.
Ready for your enjoyment, the wine has great ageing potential for up to at least 2025.