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 9 February 2017. 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 6 months. The Semillon was handpicked on 10 February 2017 and gently whole-bunch pressed and the free run juice was allowed to settle for 2 days. The Semillon component consisted out of 2 new 500L and 4 x 225L French oak barrels of which half was 2nd fill and the other half 3rd fill. The lees was stirred (batonnage) regularly and the wine was matured for 8 months on its lees. The components were blended and lightly fined and filtered prior to bottling.
Regional Revival Range
Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon
|Wine of Origin||
Light yellow lime
Papaya, gooseberry, blackcurrant and beeswax on the nose
The rich palate is full-bodied with complex flavours of citrus, gooseberries and subtle oaking finishing with a lingering minerality.
32% Semillon, 68% Sauvignon Blanc
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The palate has enough weight to cope with food, but it never feels heavy. If there’s basil, seafood, lime, avocado or garlic in your food, you will enjoy this Bordeaux-inspired blend.
2017: Platter's 4.5 star rating for the 2016 vintage, 2017: Wine Mag Awards: 92 Points, Tim Atkin 90 : 2017 results