Treaty Tree Sauvignon Blanc Semillon – 2018

R 135.00 per bottle (6 per case)

72% Sauvignon Blanc, 28% Semillon
Alc: 14.5 RS: 2.2 pH: 3.33 TA: 6.5

Tasting Notes

Wine style
Sweet | 1 2 3 4 5| Dry
Light  | 1 2 3 4 5 | Full bodied

Colour
Intriguing, light lime green hue shot through with white gold.

Bouquet
On the nose the wine jumps out of the glass with focused aromas of asparagus, fresh thyme, gooseberry and sweet melon. In the background, a hint of white pepper and nutmeg.

Palate
The wine seduces your palate with a texture of creamed honey, but the flavours are taut citrus fruit framed by a suggestion of toasty oak. An extraordinarily complex and satisfying mouthful.

Food
The wine pairs amazingly well with shellfish and fish. Steamed mussels in a tomato sauce, crayfish cooked in the shell on the braai, with an olive oil and garlic basting, or even Snoek cooked on the braai, the traditional way with marmalade all go brilliantly. But that’s all sort of expected, I suppose. It’s when the wine can also stand up to a steak sandwich that you really realise the power and structure in this wine.

Love for the Treaty Tree Reserve:

  • Ultra-Wine Challenge 2019
  • Michelangelo Int Wine Awards 2019
  • Novare SA Terroir Awards 2019
  • Old Mutual Trophy Wine Awards 2019
  • Platter Wine Guide 2019
  • Veritas Wine Awards 2018
  • Old Mutual Trophy Wine Awards 2018
  • SAWI multiyear status – track over 5 years – 2018
  • Top 100 Wine Challenge 2018

Another cool thing about this blend is the age-ability of the wine. While the Sauvignon Blanc gives the lifted notes and the ethereal aromas, the Semillon helps the wine keep fresh for many years. This wine can easily be enjoyed 10 years from vintage.