APPEARANCE: Bright golden
BOUQUET: Expressive aroma's of cumquat's, nectarines, apricots, mandarin peel with integrated fresh vanillin oak.
PALATE: A medley of botrytis fruit flavours, citrus, stone fruit, a touch of butterscotch with a glace pineapple tang to a long alluring palate. A fine balance of oak, sweetness and acidity that gives finesse to a powerful botrytis spectrum.
VINTAGE CONDITIONS: Showers of rain in late February along with cooler temperatures following a hot dry summer instigated the onset of Botrytis across the vineyards. Regular showers of rain in the ensuing weeks allowed the botrytis to flourish with harvesting taking place over a couple of weeks during April.
WINEMAKING: The fruit for the 2014 Noble One was once again selected from the same vineyards that have a long and prodigious history of producing fine examples of Botrytis Semillon given the right weather conditions. With regular visits to the vineyard in the months leading up to the harvest, this allows us to closely track the degree of botrytis development and determine the perfect time to pick the fruit. The essence of flavours produced from each vineyard having their individual traits, we harvest, ferment and mature each parcel separately. Then we blend together these components to capture the exotic beauty of Noble One Botrytis Semillon.
WINE ANALYSIS: Alc/Vol: 10.0% pH: 3.62 TA: 9.9 g/L
CELLARING: This wine will continue to prosper and develop complexity over the coming decades.
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