2016 Haut Espoir, Sémillon

Western Cape,South Africa,

£25.49

Bottle size: 75cl,

    In stock

    “HAUT ESPOIR IS A BOUTIQUE WINE ESTATE AND CELLAR IN FRANSCHHOEK, SOUTH AFRICA.
    Developed and run by the Armstrong Family since 1999, we produce distinctive, handcrafted wines in harmony with nature. The literal translation of Haut Espoir is ‘High Hope’.

    We are custodians of a 23 hectare property, of which 8 hectares are planted with shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, petit verdot and cabernet franc. The remainder of the land is dedicated to fynbos restoration, a riverine ecosystem, olive grov

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    Description

    CELLAR INFORMATION After de-stemming, the grapes underwent overnight skin contact and were pressed the next day. The juice was settled in stainless steel tank for 2 days before racking to older 225L barrels for fermentation, 2% lees was added to the barrels with transfer. After fermentation, Malolactic fermentation was done, and wine was left on gross lees for a month to add mouthfeel.
    After racking off gross lees, the wine matured a further 11 months in barrel before bottling. VINEYARD INFORMATION SOURCE: This 2018 Semillon was produced from single vineyard vines sourced from a neighboring farm in the Franschhoek valley. WEATHER: Prior to ripening, the conditions were hot and very dry. HARVESTING: The grapes were hand harvested in the coolness of early morning on the 15th of February, then transported back to the cellar under cold conditions to retain freshness.

    Additional information

    Wine Type

    Red

    Country

    South Africa

    Region

    Western Cape

    Subregion

    Cape South Coast

    Vintage

    2016

    Brand

    Haut Espoir

    Cultivar

    Semillon

    Appellation

    Cape South Coast

    Bottle Size

    75cl

    Pack Size

    1x75cl

    Pack Type

    Loose Bottles

    Alcohol Percentage

    12.55

    Duty Status

    Duty Paid

    Availability

    Immediate