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Paper Kite Old Vine Semillon

Thorne and Daughters, Paper Kite Old Vine Semillon 2018

R350

4 in stock

Notes

A blend of Semillon Blanc and Semillon Gris from a 54-year-old vineyard in the Swartland.

Tasting notes:
'Subtle notes of lime, green melon and oatmeal on the nose. The palate is very much about mouthfeel rather than flavour – this wine being pleasantly smooth textured with coated acidity, the finish gently savoury. Moves languorously through the mouth.' – Christian Eedes, 91/100

Winemaker's notes:
The wine is rich, textured and complex, shows wonderful spice, floral and savoury tones, thatch, oat biscuits, sweet almond and green figs. A little bit riper than previous iterations, showing a little bit more overt fruit.

The growing season for vintage 2018 was dominated by a dry winter and a hot summer. This meant that many vineyards produced intensely flavoured fruit with lower yields than normal. Viticulturists and winemakers who didn’t want to add acid in the winery had to pick early to as natural acid levels dropped rapidly as sugars increased. For those who farmed vineyards attentively to conserve moisture and watched acid levels were rewarded with wines of medium to high intensity with balanced fruit weight and, in John’s case, refreshing acidity giving tension and length. This is especially true for blended wines that benefited from parcels differing in ripeness and acidity.

Alc: 13.43%
A blend of Semillon Blanc and Semillon Gris from a 54-year-old vineyard in the Swartland.

Tasting notes:
'Subtle notes of lime, green melon and oatmeal on the nose. The palate is very much about mouthfeel rather than flavour – this wine being pleasantly smooth textured with coated acidity, the finish gently savoury. Moves languorously through the mouth.' – Christian Eedes, 91/100

Winemaker's notes:
The wine is rich, textured and complex, shows wonderful spice, floral and savoury tones, thatch, oat biscuits, sweet almond and green figs. A little bit riper than previous iterations, showing a little bit more overt fruit.

The growing season for vintage 2018 was dominated by a dry winter and a hot summer. This meant that many vineyards produced intensely flavoured fruit with lower yields than normal. Viticulturists and winemakers who didn’t want to add acid in the winery had to pick early to as natural acid levels dropped rapidly as sugars increased. For those who farmed vineyards attentively to conserve moisture and watched acid levels were rewarded with wines of medium to high intensity with balanced fruit weight and, in John’s case, refreshing acidity giving tension and length. This is especially true for blended wines that benefited from parcels differing in ripeness and acidity.

Alc: 13.43%
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CE 91

Country

ZA

Region

Swartland

Style

White

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