Meinert Straw Wine Sémillon 2015 – 375 ml

Meinert Semillon Straw Wine 2015 |375 ml|


When the grapes are just shy of optimal ripeness, typically around 23º Balling, we pinch every bunch stalk using a pair of long-nose pliers, this in turn restricting sap flow to the berries. The bunches hang and desiccate on the vines for a further 6 – 8 weeks, concentrating not only sugars and flavours, but also fruit acids, to ensure freshness on the finish. Bunches were selectively harvested from the 21st March. The bunches are whole-bunch pressed over an incredibly long pressing cycle, to ensure all the sugary richness is extracted. A portion of the pressed juice is then returned to the raisined berries to soak and dissolve crystallised sugars. Natural fermentation in four barrels, 50% new.

Tasting Notes

Fresh straw gold colour, enticing whiffs of honey, pineapple and pear. The secret of sweet wines is matching the sugar and acid so that the wine is not cloying; this one leaves a mouth-coating sweet tangy orange marmalade residue after swallowing. Only 1600 bottles were produced.


Alcohol: 12.0 %
Residual Sugar: 150 g/l
Total Acidity: 7.4 g/l
pH: 3.48
Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch


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Additional information

Weight 1.2 kg
Food Paring

Dessert, Duck Liver

Type of Wine