The Vineyard Party Here Be Dragons 2018
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66 in stock
Here be Dragons 2018 is a blend of the whole bunch fermented and crushed destemmed grapes, thus making for a single origin skin and stem contact Sémillon.
“During ancient times, cartographers drew dragons or sea monsters or wrote HIC SUNT DRACONES (Here be Dragons) on dangerous or unexplored territories on a map. This is the more experimental wines of the two. As this is my maiden vintage and I’ve haven’t done skin and stem contact on Sémillon before, this is our challenge, our unexplored territories.” – Jolette Steyn
Here be Dragons 2018 is a blend of the whole bunch fermented and crushed destemmed grapes, thus making for a single origin skin and stem contact Sémillon. Lightly amber in colour, this wine is earthy and perfumed with a stone like minerality, orange blossom and orange rind spiced with curry leaf and lime. The palate is rich with nicely weighted tannic grip, concentrated naartjie (clementine) and peach. The freshness from the stems and skins nicely lifts the fruit, gently creamy on entry it finishes with a lingering salty note.