The blend is made up of 50.4% Sauvignon Blanc and 49.6% Semillon, harvested together as a field blend. After overnight cooling, the bunches were destemmed and crushed. The juice was passed to a stainless steel tank for fermentation until it reached 10 deg balling, after which the must was transferred to old 300! & 500! barrels, to complete its fermentation to dryness. Here it evolved until January 2018, when it was bottled. Only 4,100 bottles were produced.
Region: Cape Agulhas
Viticulturists: Caroline and Ray Kilian
Winemaker: Dirk Human
Soil: Ferrocrete & clay
Vineyard planted: 2004
TA: 71 g/
RS: 2.04 g/I
FOOD PAIRING – Serve with all fresh linefish, salty squid, chicken with a creamy sauce
Overall, it displays the distinctive Cape Agulhas characteristics of lean raciness with great purity and energy. The Sauvignon Blanc is chiselled and grassy with hints of fig and lime zest. The Semillon adds a dimension of yellow fruits, palate weight and softens the edges. For those who like that cold climate clarity but love a Sauvignon slightly richer, this is the wine for them. It will mature beautifully in bottle until 2020+
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Caroline and Ray Kilian own a small 3.5 ha farm in Baardskeerdersbos, near Elim on the southern Cape coast. The vineyard was planted in 2004. Whilst the viticulture is done by Caroline and Ray, the grapes are crushed and vinified by Dirk Human of Black Oystercatcher. Celestina means “little celestial one”, referring to the splendid stars in the milky way which hang like jewels above the earth on which these vines are grown. Breezes from the sea, only fifteen kilometres away, cool the vineyard down at night, enabling the vines to draw energy again for the day ahead.