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Primary Notes: Ripe Pear, Peach Kumquat, Lemon / Lime Chamomile Oyster-y
Secondary Notes: Honeycomb / Beeswax
Tertiary Notes: Candied Lemon
Alcohol (%): 14
Origin & Awards
Origin: Franschhoek, South Africa
Maker: Old Road Wine
Fermentation: Heavy Wood
Awards: >90 pts
Serving Temperature: Best served between 8–10 degrees.
Asian Food Pairing: Chicken Vindaloo, sushi, butter paneere chicken
Western Food Pairing: Carbonara, shellfish, chicken cutlets in creamy sauce, cheeses (Comté, Gruyere, Cheddar).
Old Road Grand Mère Sémillon 2016
Golden colour. The elegant bouquet exudes ripe pear, kumquat and zesty citrus aromas with a hint of sweet exotic spices. The dry and mineral-driven palate offers opulent layers of pear, candied lemon citrus and succulent tropical fruit. A textured mouthfeel, a mouth-watering acidity and a lingering mineral finish.
Two batches of harvesting by hand to achieve a perfect balance in ripeness. The grapes are left on the skins to settle overnight. Following this, 70% of the juice is inoculated with a specially selected yeast strain and the remaining 30% goes through wild fermentation. After fermentation, the wine undergoes barrel maturation in mostly older French oak barrels. This adds depth and staying power without detracting from the natural fruit character. Maturation on the primary lees with regular stirring or batonnage ensures further complexity and verve.
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AWARDS & ACCOLADES
- 92 POINTS