The Barber Sémillon 2022 x 6

R1,800

PRICE FOR 6 BOTTLES

The 5th generation vitner at Opstal Estate was Attie Louw, a veteran who started cutting the soldiers’ hair in Italy during WorldWar II. Afterwards he settled in Worcester and became a Berber. After marrying Ansie Everson, who inherited Opstal, he joined her and the team on the farm. The Barber becoming a winemaker… Almost as strange as a single varietal, barrel aged Sémillon from the Slanghoek Valley. 

Cultivars
100% Semillon

Pairs well with
Asian Sweet & Sour Pork | Seafood Paella | Rack of Lamb

ANALYSIS
Alcohol % (V/V) : 13.4
Residual Sugar (g/l): 2.9
Total Acidity (g/l): 5.4
pH: 3.6

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Description

CULTIVARS
100% Sémillon

NOTES FROM THE WINEMAKER
During alcoholic fermentation 50% of the grapes were whole bunch (still on the stalks) and we only applied light punch down actions to not over-extract tannins and colour. After 10 days on the skins we pressed and the wine went to old 225 and 300L French oak barrels to mature for 12 months. This is a wine for most any occasion, but make it a special one as only 660 bottles were produced. Will drink well for 3+ years to come.

PAIRS WELL WITH
Pizza | Summer salads | Light tapas (serve slightly chilled)

ANALYSIS
Alcohol % (V/V) : 10.6
Residual Sugar (g/l): 2.5
Total Acidity (g/l): 6.0
pH: 3.4

THE VINEYARD
Situated on the most western side of the farm this vineyard was planted in 1997. White sand with a high percentage of river pebbles allows for very good drainage and a deep root system which adds complexity.

THE STORY BEHIND THE BARBER
Attie Louw grew up on a sheep farm in the Karoo, just outside Brandvlei. In the early 1940’s he had to join the armed forces during the second World War, aged 19. When he returned he established himself in Worcester and opened up a barber shop where he worked for 7 years as a barber. He then married Ansie, who inherited Opstal from her father, Carl Everson. Attie went on to become a very successful farmer and winemaker under the guidance of his father-in-law Carl Everson. Today we are very grateful that he in fact lay down his clipper and scissors to work with grapes and make wine.

Additional information

Weight 7 kg

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