Welmoed Sauvignon Blanc 2020
A season divided into two parts, the first half with
good weather conditions and great grape analyses up
until the end of February, followed by challenging
circumstances and slow ripening. Cold, rainy weather
took place in March. Despite the good rainfall, the
Stellenbosch region was still affected by the preceding
drought that realised a much smaller crop for the
second year in a row.
The grapes were harvested during the night and early
mornings at 22° to 24° Balling over a two-week period
to ensure a broad spectrum of flavours. No skin
contact was allowed and a two-day period for settling
was followed prior to fermentation. Fermentation
took place at 13° - 15° Celsius in stainless steel tanks.
The wine was left on its primary fermentation lees for
about two months to ensure a more complex,
balanced palate with a lingering finish.
Ready to be enjoyed now with the potential to age for
Excellent served with fish and other seafood dishes.
Alcohol: 14.02% by volume
Residual sugar: 3.60 g/l
Total acidity: 6.10 g/l