52% Sauvignon Blanc; 48% Semillon
From an old parcel of Semillon in Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge that showed elements of Semillon Gris grapes. This was followed up in 2020 by a lower-yielding Sauvignon Blanc parcel in Elgin that is trellised Smart-Dyson, opening up the canopy and allowing better aeration. It made sense to blend these 2 grape varieties to form a Sauvignon/Semillon Blend.
Kershaw G.P.S. Cape South Coast Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2021
Pale lemon-green, the nose is heady and penetrating with notes of jasmine, ripe cut apple, clementine segments and pomelo. A light, ethereal spice lingers as the wine opens further. On entry, the palate is juicy with a core of energetic fruit veering from minerally-edged pear juice, apple puree and ripe Valencia orange to bags of ripe yellow grapefruit, chilled lime wedges, sweet spices, and orange derivatives. There is a focus and purity with a blade of acidity that keeps the wine tight and a gentle whiff of oak spices that adds complexity. Bone dry, there is a tremendous concentration, and finish to what is a harmonious and moreish wine. Drinking beautifully now but will evolve further if allowed to develop in the bottle over the next 3-5 years.
RS: 1.9 g/l
TA: 7.1 g/l