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Raised by Wolves La Colline Semillon Groendruif

Yardstick, Raised by Wolves La Colline Semillon Groendruif 2016

R255

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Notes

100% Semillon Gris (Groen Druif), Franschhoek

Raised by Wolves is the brainchild of Adam Mason, winemaker at Mulderbosch Vineyards. The name is a parody of the constant one-upmanship of winemakers: "My wine is a single vineyard." ... "Yeah, well my wine is naturally fermented." ... "Oh yeah, well my wine is hand sorted by berry." And Adam's response: "Well my wines are all of the above, and I was raised by wolves."

The Raised by Wolves wines are all vinified with minimalistic intervention to allow the true character of the varietal and the site-specific terroir to shine through.

Winemakers notes:
The first time I walked into the La Colline Semillon vineyard, our host suddenly turned to face me and with great reverence declared, ‘This is an antique vineyard, planted by my Grandfather in 1935’. The sense that I had been privileged to view family treasure has never left, and each time I visit La Colline I am reminded how important old vines are if for nothing else their connection to the past. La Colline Semillon is simply whole-bunch pressed and after settling overnight is transferred to neutral oak barrels for fermentation and maturation.

Tasting notes:
'Adam Mason refers to the La Colline vineyard as a “cultural relic” and I think he’s right. It’s a stunning site, planted in 1936. Zesty, dense and concentrated, it’s a wine that’s rich yet very light on its feet. Fresh pastry, citrus and honeysuckle notes are framed by lightly toasty oak. Drink 2017-24.' Tim Atkin, Special Report SA 2017

Analysis:
Alc: 14.11% RS: 3.1 g/L TA: 4.8 g/L pH: 3.41

100% Semillon Gris (Groen Druif), Franschhoek

Raised by Wolves is the brainchild of Adam Mason, winemaker at Mulderbosch Vineyards. The name is a parody of the constant one-upmanship of winemakers: "My wine is a single vineyard." ... "Yeah, well my wine is naturally fermented." ... "Oh yeah, well my wine is hand sorted by berry." And Adam's response: "Well my wines are all of the above, and I was raised by wolves."

The Raised by Wolves wines are all vinified with minimalistic intervention to allow the true character of the varietal and the site-specific terroir to shine through.

Winemakers notes:
The first time I walked into the La Colline Semillon vineyard, our host suddenly turned to face me and with great reverence declared, ‘This is an antique vineyard, planted by my Grandfather in 1935’. The sense that I had been privileged to view family treasure has never left, and each time I visit La Colline I am reminded how important old vines are if for nothing else their connection to the past. La Colline Semillon is simply whole-bunch pressed and after settling overnight is transferred to neutral oak barrels for fermentation and maturation.

Tasting notes:
'Adam Mason refers to the La Colline vineyard as a “cultural relic” and I think he’s right. It’s a stunning site, planted in 1936. Zesty, dense and concentrated, it’s a wine that’s rich yet very light on its feet. Fresh pastry, citrus and honeysuckle notes are framed by lightly toasty oak. Drink 2017-24.' Tim Atkin, Special Report SA 2017

Analysis:
Alc: 14.11% RS: 3.1 g/L TA: 4.8 g/L pH: 3.41

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TA93

Country

ZA

Region

Western Cape

Style

White

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