Shannon Triangle Block Semillon 2018

Shannon Triangle Block Semillon 2018

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The focus of the Shannon Triangle Block Semillon 2018 is based on a vineyard component arising from unique low yielding Table Mountain Sandstone soils. Grapes are harvested the first week of March with an average yield of 6-8 tons per hectare. The grapes are chilled to 3°C and bunches are then sorted on a conveyor, destemmed and crushed. All transfers of grape must and juice in these early stages are attained using gravity. Selected parcels of the grapes undergo a period of skin contact, at 8°C to capture favourable skin flavours. After a gentle pressing, the juice is left to settle for a period of 72 hours at 2°C. Fermentation in barrel continues until the wine is dry. The Semillon is fermented on natural yeasts and matured for 11 months in 30% new French oak, some older barrels and one 500-litre barrel. Bottled at 13.5%. (Bottle size 750ml)

Nose: Because of the use of natural yeasts, Shannon Semillon expresses a very distinctive musky nose combining ginger, quinine, lime zest, cardamom in a minerally and flinty style.

Palate: Thanks to the lees maturation, the wine has a full mouth feel and captivating complexity. It is round on entry, then dense and concentrated in the middle, with a saline element giving the spice and citrus flavours a tactile feel.

Finish: Soft and supple with balanced acidity and refreshing flinty minerality.


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Shannon Triangle Block Semillon 2018