Nobel rot Semillon, Glenwood Noblesse | Wine Tours South Africa

*Come on a Wine & Food Tour with BKWine* — Glenwood winemaker DP Burger presents a rare Semillon cuvee. The wine is late harvest noble rot and a blend of the 2013 and 2014 vintage. Doing the noble rot semillon didn’t work in 2015 or 2016. DP will also try and make it in 2017, weather will determine if it is a success. It is a very late harvest with very low yields. Hand-picked, labour intensive, harvested around mid April.90-95 litres per ton compared to 600 litres for a normal grape pressing. DP made only 3 barrels in 2013 and 3 in 2014. The wine is a blend of the two. It has 160 grams per litre residual sugar and 8.5 g natural acidity. The grape blend is mainly semillon with 20 % sauvignon blanc and a tiny bit of noval. To be allowed to call it noble rot late harvest it must have a balling (brix) of over 32 according to the rules (which is a minimum of 17.7 baumé, or 17.7% potential alcohol).

Glenwood Vineyards is a winery in the Franschhoek district. The winemaker and boss is DP Burger. It is a relatively small vineyard focused on making high quality wines. They work mainly with sauvignon blanc, semillon, and chardonnay for the whites and merlot and syrah for the red wines. It is located in a separate valley away from the main Franschhoek valley, in the Robertsvlei Valley, a stunningly beautiful and quite secluded place. Its first wines were launched in 2000 although the first vines were planted much earlier.

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