Wildekrans Semillon
2002 Semillon


Vineyard: The vineyards are planted on a south facing slope at the foot of a long valley with cool air cascading down the slopes to provide an extra cool growing area.
Soil Type:
Vine Age: These grapes were selected from a 1.4 hectare block of 4 700 vines planted in 1995.
Irrigation: Drip Method
Harvest Date: 25 February 2002, all our Semillon grapes were early morning hand-harvested and brought into the cellar below 15ºC.


The whole bunches were pressed. Fermentation was started in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks and transferred to French oak barrels at 12º Balling to finish fermentation. They were barrel-matured for a further three months.
The total production of this wine was seven barrels.

Tasting Notes:

Nose: This is a full, complex wine with a medley of pineapple, apricot, pear and boiled barley sweet aromas.
Palate: A full palate with lots of character and depth, the finish is strong and lingering.
Other: This is a super cool climate Semillon prototype and will benefit from two to three years maturation in the bottle.

This wine has received many awards:
John Platter Wine Guide - 4 stars
Veritas Awards - Silver
Robert Parker Wine Guide - 79 points
Wine Magazine - Best Value Selection
Swiss Airlines - Silver

Chemical Analysis:

Alc (%): 13.5
RS (g/l): 1.5
TA (g/l): 6.2
pH: 2.86