Deetlefs Familie White
There are 6 bottles in a case or you are welcome to create your own personalised mixed case.Free delivery in SA >12 bottles.
|Deetlefs Famlie Range
|Deetlefs Familie White
Red meats and heartier vegetable pastas.
|Platinum: SA Wine Index
SA Terroir Awards - Area winner
Tim Atkin: 91 Points
A golden yellow colour. Multi-layered nose shows orange rind, pineapple, quince, honey and hints of saffron topped off with subtle roasted hazelnut nuances. The palate is very refined with a fresh pineapple and apricot entry followed by dried herbs, quince and elegant yet structured middle palate. The wine has a well-judged spicy and textured finish. A Sémillon blossoming with the complexity of its layers that keeps on developing in your glass!
Grapes were harvested by hand from old vineyards, only berries that are 30% smaller than usual were selected. The grapes are destemmed and given six hours skin contact before a light pressing. Settling overnight before racking into barrels. 30% is inoculated with cultured yeast while 70% undergoes spontaneous fermentation. 3% skin fermented Semillon adds complexity and texture to the palate. The wine is matured for a total of nine months in 300,400 and 500 liter French oak barrels. 7% first fill, 13% second fill, 30% third fill and balance in seasoned oak. The wine is not removed from the thick lees and occasional batonage enhances natural autolysis of the yeast cells that naturally gives a fuller bodied wine.