Estate | Kanonberg Sauvignon Blanc & Semillon 2016
R150 / 750ml
Single Vineyard Wine
A classic white blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. Both components were barrel-fermented and aged to add to the complexity of the wine. This wine is gracefully oaked and is complemented by aromas of fresh herbs and citrus blossom. The palate is complex with flavours of lemongrass and granny smith apples accompanied by a long-lasting mineral finish.
The Sauvignon Blanc grapes are hand-harvested from 37-year-old vines and the Semillon grapes from 23-year-old vines, both from the Northern slope of the Kanonberg mountain. The bunches are pressed whole and then left overnight with the enzyme. After removing from the lees, the juices are inoculated with selected yeast strains to begin fermentation in concrete tanks. As soon as fermentation starts, the Suider Terras wine is moved to 100% new French oak barrels and the Semillion into 40% new and 60% second fill barrels, where they are left to ferment for 11 months before blending and bottling.