Old Road Wine Co. Grand-Mére Sémillon 2017 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Franschhoek
R305
In stock
(Only 3 left)
The Old Road Wine Co. Grand-Mére Sémillon 2017 was awarded the Trophy for Best Sémillon (Gold 96/100) in the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2021.
Gold
OM
'Most of the Cape’s best Semillons seem to come from the same vineyard - La Colline in Franschhoek - and this is no exception. Mineral, taut and quite shy at the moment, this promises future riches. Lanolin, wax and citrus flavours are complemented by subtle oak. Drink 2019-25.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2018, 94/100

'From registered single-vineyard (as this range & Elite Syrah), dynamic 2017 plenty of semillon character (lemons, wax & honey) balanced by firm oaking (wholebunch barrel-fermented, 25% new French). Old vines, as name implies.' – Platter's Guide, 4*

'The wine is elegant and refined, with opulent pear, kumquat and citrus peel flavours, sweet exotic spice and a textured mouth-feel. The flavours evolve and persist from the entry onto the palate, with layers of succulent tropical fruit and candied citrus flavours unfolding. The well-defined fruit is balanced by a mouth watering acidity and a lingering minerality on the finish.' – Ryan Puttick, Winemaker
More Information
Condition New
Winemaker Ryan Puttick
Alcohol 13.5%
Body Medium to full-bodied
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Sémillon
Rating OM Gold
Technical analysis RS: 2.09 g/L | TA: 6.8 g/L | PH: 3.2
Producer information Old Road Wine Co. is based in the Franschhoek Valley with their cellar proudly located on the town’s old main road. They work with a number of special old vine sites and head winemaker, Ryan Puttick, shares this passion of working with old vines. ‘My philosophy is to respect the fruit that the vineyard has given you, with minimal intervention,’ says Ryan. Old Road Wine Co. wines are true expressions of their origins, telling stories of the unique vines and people that shaped their history.
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