T A S T I N G N O T E S B Y S A N D Y H A R P E R C W M
A gentle pale straw colour with a distinctive lemon-lime edgy nose. Dusty green nettles and the faintest hint of honeyed richness conjure up delightful images of tangy lemon meringue pie. Deliciously weighty on the palate with integrated acidity and a lengthy finish. This wine, as with most Semillons, needs some time to evolve in the bottle to develop its full complexity. Be mindful of not serving this wine too cold in order to experience all the nuances of this grape variety.
Optimum Drinking Time: Four to eight years.
F O O D P A I R I N G
Semillon is the ultimate food wine, the palate weight of which allows it to be paired with a wide variety of slightly heavier dishes. Semillon is similar to Sauvignon Blanc, but with far more complexity and richness. It loves meatier fish dishes such as snoek on the braai or yellowtail. Also good with prawns and black mussels but avoid oysters. Try it with a traditional fish pie for a hearty experience. Semillon pairs very well with maize dishes such as ‘mielie bread’ or sweetcorn fritters. Char-grilled green asparagus with hollandaise sauce is another match made in heaven.
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