an Modjadji 2011
“"In summary, 2011 was the “dri...est” harvest ever, it was the “earli...est” Nitida harvest ever (first grapes 18th January 2011) and we worked the “most....est grapes on one day” ever (12 tons of sauvignon blanc and shiraz).It was also an extremely confusing harvest. The grapes behaved completely differently in the cellar to what we anticipated – fortunately all in a really good way.Finally it felt like a super happy harvest. RJ and our CWG protégé, Sacha, got on like a house on fire and great grapes added to the daily pleasure. Walk into such a gorgeous smelling “office” every morning totally adds to anyone’s day."”
Adds spring peaches, orange candy-peel in a golden heart of almond, oats & hay.
This is the second making of this classic French style Botrytis wine from 100% Semillon grapes. Perfect conditions gave us magic pockets of Botrytis fungus in the vineyard. Last grapes into cellar, harvested at 36 degrees balling on a Friday afternoon to much excitement. Skin contact for 2 days to swell out the raisins, creating higher sugar extraction – too thick to pump, we had to “MacGyver like” things. Juice was filtered and fermentation started. Fermented for 1 month (very long), stopped with cooling, heat sensitive yeast. Sterile filtered. Back blended 100% Semillon. A gift from a wet harvest, it seemed fitting to name this wine after Queen Mojadji, considered the most powerful rain queen in Southern Africa. Lovely on crushed ice for a festive summer breakfast & an essential accessory to lemon curd dessert.