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Alheit Vineyards La Colline Vineyardtext
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Alheit Vineyards La Colline Vineyard 2015

Franschhoek Valley, Paarl, Coastal Region, South AfricaOld vine Franschhhoek sémillon from 1936 – a pre-clonal, 16th C massale selection) with 10 percent sémillon gris tipped in. Savoury throughout (reductive in the very best way) with wild and alluring herbal, a touch of brown butter to open the fuller palate, one with the waxy sémillon hue, but with a tight focus. Precise fine spicing and acidity frames and carries to the lingering end. Beauty mineral salts ring on the finish. Stunner.Tasted: 29 May 2017Tasted by: Treve RingProducer: Alheit VineyardsDistributors: Crush Imports
Group Soleil
Rezin
Grape: Sémillon