Black Elephant Vintners The Dark Side of the Vine Semillon 2016

Type: White
Country: South Africa
Region: Franschoek Valley
Grape Variety: 100% Semillon

Climate: Warm continental climate
Terroir: Grapes from a single vineyard planted in 1905 in the Bo-Hoek area
Winemaking: 24 hours of skin contact before spontaneous fermentation and maturation lasting 12 months in two old 500-litre French oak barrels

Color: Pale yellow
Nose: The aromatics are stunning with notes of hay, fynbos, blackcurrant, white peach, yellow apple and naartjie plus vanilla and spice
Palate: Fantastic concentration, composure and length over a complex body

About the Winery:
Located in the drop-dead gorgeous Franschhoek Valley, Black Elephant Vintners was born out of synchronicity, fortuitous friendships and a love for wine. Kevin Swart, Raymond Ndlovu and Jacques Wentzel joined skill and grit in an endeavour to bring fun into serious winemaking and to demystify the winemaking process to all enthusiasts.

By eliminating the pomp and pressure commonly associated with wine and applying their raw passion, they created a range of wines with a unique character that appeals to different desires, tastes and occasions – wine for real people.