Named after the granite mountain rocks which resemble the mitre’s of three popes on the farm of Drie Papen Fontein, this wine stems from vines planted in deep, iron percolated soils. Impress friends with this bold blend that balances Sauvignon Blanc’s racy minerality with the luscious and textured Semillon.
Sauvignon Blanc was machine harvested early in the morning on 29 January 2015. The grapes were gently pressed and the free run juice was allowed to settle for 2 days after which it was racked and inoculated with yeast. The juice was cold fermented for 3 weeks and aged on lees for 5 months. Semillon was handpicked on 11 February 2015 and gently pressed and the free run juice was allowed to settle for 2 days.. 25% of the Semillon was fermented in oak barrels of which 40% was new wood and 60% was 2nd and 3rd fill French oak. The lees was stirred (batonnage) regularly and the wine was matured for 5 months on its lees. The other portion of Semillon was fermented cold in a stainless steel tank. The components were blended and lightly fined and filtered prior to bottling.
Regional Revival Range
Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon
|Wine of Origin||
Light yellow lime
Lime, gooseberries and notes of oak on the nose
Rich complex palate with a creamy texture and lingering finish
Sauvignon Blanc: 51%, Semillon: 49%
|Food Pairing Ideas||
The wine will suit simply grilled or pan-fried salmon, scallops and grilled fish like hake.
2017: Platter's 4.5 star rating for the 2016 vintage, Tim Atkin 90 : 2017 results