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The Sadie Family Kokerboom Sem/Semillon Gris 2014


Product Notes

Blend of semillon blanc and semillon gris.

Named for the striking tree aloes near the old vineyard it comes from. The vineyard was planted in the 1930s, with a mix of standard Semillon and a red-berried form of the grape once common in the Cape and probably unique to this country, but now almost vanished. Both versions used to be called “Greengrape”. This is one of the most pristine old vineyards we know. No herbicides or artificial fertilisers have been used on it, and it has been perfectly pruned over the years. The downside is that it is a small and low-yielding vineyard. The white and the red Semillon (in an approximately 70:30 proportion) ripen at the same time and are picked and pressed together. The precious juice is taken from the basket press in buckets to an old cask for natural fermentation and spends 18 months on its lees before being bottled from the cask.

Unfined and unfiltered – decanting recommended.

Alc: 13.5%

RS: 1.9g/l

PH: 3.1

Total sulphur: 23mg/l

Total acidity: 6.2g/l


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  1. BOOM! Amazing wine!

    Posted by Keith on 5th Jan 2016

    As it says on the front BOOM!
    Man I couldn't pass this up for several reasons. The obvious one is it says boom on it. The other is it's a Sadie Family wine and I've been wanting to try their wines for years.

    This is made from 96 year old vines of both white and red skinned Semillon. The beautiful mouthfeel and minerality just kept going on and on. It was truly superb. Peaches, slate, wet gravel, bramble, white flowers; it was a crazy panoply of sensations. Shared with friends for NYE. Fantastic!

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