BIZOE Henriëtta 2008
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South Africa , Franschoek
Slight Touch of Oak
Wisps of orange peel on the palate, fresh tropical fruit aromas and a delicate aftertaste derived from being matured in oak barrels for 7 months. South African awards: Santam Classic Wine Trophy 2009: Silver Medal; WINE magazine May 2009: ***1/2; Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2009: Bronze Medal; Platter's 2010: ****1/2. International awards: International Wine Challenge 2009: Gold Medal.
70% Sémillon, 30% Sauvignon Blanc
11 to 18 year old vines. 100% Dry-land management for the Sémillon. Intensive and calculated irrigation was used for the Sauvignon Blanc to combat the heat, with the help of a high canopy protecting the grapes from sunburn.
Hand harvested at optimum ripeness and temperature. Grapes went over a sorting table selecting only the best grapes for the wine. Harvested at 22 degrees Balling. Yield 6 to 9 tons per hectare.
The grapes were pressed and barelled. Natural fermentation took place for 7 months in French oak barrels, which are 20% new barrels and 80% second fill barrels. R/S : 1.92 g/l.