Stellenbosch Vineyards

Stellenbosch Vineyards

Sauvignon Blanc 2018

The vineyards

Grapes are sourced from the Stellenbosch with are selected from premium blocks prior to fermentation. The combination of our soil diversity with cool night temperatures and cool coastal fog, ensure high quality Sauvignon Blanc.

The vines are trellised on a 5 wire hedge system with an average yield of 8 tons/ha. The selected vineyards are harvested during the early mornings over a two-
week period to get a wider flavour profile ranging from greener to more tropical aromas – 22 - 24oBalling.

The winemaking

No excessive skin contact, two days of settling prior fermentation. Primary fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks at temperatures of 13 - 15oC. The
juice is handled quite reductively up until bottling of the final product. When dry, the wine is left on its primary fermentation lees for about six months to ensure a
more complex, balanced palate with a lingering finish.

Winemaker’s comments:

This is a modern styled Sauvignon Blanc that shows elegance and finesse. The nose shows a cascade of gooseberries, asparagus and lemongrass, complimented by lush, juicy fruit. Well balanced with a full, rich palate and a lingering finish.

Maturation potential:

The wine is ready to drink now but will mature further for 5 years.

Food pairing

This wine will pair well with most fish or poultry dishes and is an ideal match for salad dishes. Serve at a cool room temperature.

SUITABILITY FOR VEGETARIANS OR VEGANS

Suitable for vegetarians but not for vegans.

Chemical analysis

Alcohol:                        13.78% by volume

Residual sugar:             3.15 g/l

Total acidity:                  6.59 g/l

pH:                                3.36

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R80.00

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