Barrique 2012

Previously part of the Artisan range, this wine’s quality and popularity has been such a constant that it was moved to the Vrede en Lust premium range on a permanent basis.

The Semillon is sourced from the single vineyard Semillon block at the entrance to our Elgin farm. The Sauvignon Blanc comes from one of our Simonsberg vineyards next to the Kogelberg hydroelectric dam.

A rich and complex wine with earthy and quince characteristics, elegantly balanced with a lingering minerality.

A classical blend of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc makes this wine wonderful for food pairing.

A Seared Tuna Steak may be the perfect partner to this wine, although it would be great with sashimi too.

Tasting Notes

Typical earthy aromas of Semillon; some minerality and with hints of jasmin and floral notes. Very well balanced and elegant with a long finish.

The wine was bottled under Stelvin closure to ensure optimal freshness

Winemaker Notes

The grapes were pressed and the juice went straight to 225L French Oak barrels for fermentation. The Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon were fermented separately. The barrels were a special selection of new, 2nd and 3rd fill. The wines were left on their lees and blended ahead of bottling.

Cultivars

51% Semillon, 49% Sauvignon Blanc

Wine of Origin

Elgin

Aging Potential

Drink Now or through to 2018

Wine Specifications

Alcohol: 13.5 % TA: 6.4 g/L pH: 3.38 Residual Sugar: 2.1 g/L

Food Pairing

A classical blend of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc makes this wine wonderful for food pairing. A Seared Tuna Steak may be the perfect partner to this wine, although it would be great with sashimi too.

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