Rickety Bridge Paulina's Reserve Semillon 2009

Rickety Bridge Paulina's Reserve Semillon 2009

Lime and red apple aromas are layered with nutty nuances. A full, rich palate of honey and citrus is perfectly balanced with subtle sweetness and a delightful lingering creamy finish.

Red Thai chicken curry, roast pork, seafood, shellfish, roast chicken, Paella. A very versatile variety which can be paired with many dishes.

variety : Semillon [ 100% Semillon ]
winemaker : Wynand Grobler
wine of origin : Franschhoek
analysis : alc : 13.3 % vol  rs : 1.8 g/l  pH : 3.24  ta : 5.8 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

ageing : Already accessible, this wine has great aging potential for up to at least 10 years from harvest.

in the vineyard : Grapes come from 23 year old vines grown in sandy Tukulu soils on the banks of the Franschhoek river.

about the harvest: Extremely low yielding at 4.5 tonnes/ha.

Rickety Bridge Semillon grapes were hand harvested on 20 February 2009 at 23ºB into small crates.

in the cellar : Fermentation took place in the small French oak barrels, 20% new and 80% older barrels, using a noble yeast namely VIN 2000. The must was fermented between 14 – 17 ºC and the lees was stirred up daily for three months and then twice every week for the next 8 months thereafter. Sulphur was added only after 9 months, just before bottling.