Oak Valley Sémillon 2014

Oak Valley Sémillon expresses aromas of fresh lime zest, orange blossom and white peach. Lemon curd and vanilla on the palate, along with lemon sherbet and a lingering white peach finish. A fresher style than the previous vintage, racy and tight, lending itself to ageing. Brilliantly refreshing and a fine example of cool climate Sémillon.

variety : Semillon | 100% Sémillon
winery : Oak Valley
winemaker : Quentin Gobregts
wine of origin : Elgin
analysis : alc : 13.0 % vol  rs : 1.8 g/l  pH : 3.19  ta : 6.9 g/l  va : 0.47 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

in the vineyard : Aspect: South-west facing slopes
Elevation: 420m
Soil type: Medium texture gravelly soils
Clones: GD1
Rootstock: 101/14
Planting date: 2004
Ha planted: 0.58 ha
Average tonnage: ±9 tons p/ha
Irrigation: Drip irrigation, post-harvest mostly
Vines per ha: 3400 vines
Trellis system: Extended Perold

about the harvest: 
Fruit is harvested from a south-facing block (0.58ha) situated in the mountain vineyard planted in 2004 at an elevation of ±420m. Grapes are harvested in the morning.

Harvest dates: 9 March 2014

in the cellar : Bunches are hand sorted, de-stemmed and taken straight to press. The Semillon is settled and underwent inoculated fermentation in tank. The wine was then transferred to barrel maturing on the lees in 2nd and 3rd fill French oak for 9 months.