Landau du Val Semillon 2017
Being enjoyed on La Colombes tasting menu (South Africa's top restaurant), this wine is vary rare and doesn't reach many retailers.
The grapes were whole-bunch pressed. Settling for one day, after that the
juice was racked off into 500 litre old French oak barrels where natural fermentation took place. Maturation lasted 12 months.
The nose shows hay, peach and apple, citrus peel, a slight nuttiness and a touch of
spice. The palate is rich and full with nicely coated acidity and a gently savoury finish –a good core of fruit to go with intriguing oxidative character.
The average annual production from this block is approximately 3,5 tons per hectare, and
produces a superb dry Semillon which is one of the very few heritage wines still being
produced in South Africa today, which is regarded as one of the Franschhoek Valley’s iconic wines.