One of the key heritage varietals in South Africa is Semillon, a grape variety that the modern wine industry was practically built on, but which now finds itself as a small presence in the viticultural landscape here. There are still a number of incredible, old Semillon vineyards in existence, thankfully brought to life by a dynamic generation of South African winemakers.

Paper Kite is sourced from a 53 year-old vineyard in Swartland. These old clones of Semillon (including a tiny amount of Semillon gris dotted about the vineyards) deliver an expression of Semillon that is very much at odds with the modern, aromatic clones. The wines they produce are hauntingly beautiful and difficult to define.

The wine is rich, textured and complex, showing wonderful spice, floral and savoury tones with great length including waxy lemon rind, sage, macadamia nuts and green melon.
Code 55512
Closure Cork
Vintage 2017
Country South Africa
Bottle Size 750
Region Swartland
ABV 13.5
Grape Semillon
In Stock: 7
Single Bottle
was £30.00
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