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Cape of Good Hope Laing Semillon

Cape of Good Hope Laing Semillon 2014

Olifants River, South AfricaFrom Henk Laing's farm, Trekpoort, on Cistrusdal's Skurfberg Mountain, this semillon is made from 50+-year-old bush vines, almost one metre tall, planted on red sand and clay in between indigenous rooibos, fynbos, and apricot trees. Whole-bunch pressed, it is fermented in stainless before six months in neutral, large French oak. Sharp and salted, with lemon, melon, roasted pinenuts, dried papaya, sharpened with a reductive edge. There's a slick of oily lees riding out the palate, in true aged semillon style. Beauty presence, filling the glass and your memory only 13 degrees alcohol.Tasted: 15 September 2019Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 25.00 private wine shops Producer: Anthonij RupertDistributors: The Wine Syndicate
Grape: SémillonCSPC: 195473UPC: 6009800071573