Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Sauvignon Blanc
Sauvignon Blanc

Varietal(s):

100% Sauvignon Blanc

Winemaking

The grapes were handpicked at phenolic ripeness and stored at 10°C to ensure volatile aromas are preserved. The berries were hand sorted before being pressed, maintaining a temperature of 10°C. The best juice was selected and immediately moved to 5 new French Oak barrels from Chinon where the wine was barrel fermented. The remainder of the juice was transferred to a stainless steel tank where yeast was added and alcoholic fermentation carried out at 14°C over a period of 3 weeks. Following alcoholic fermentation, the barreled wine was matured for 9 month in oak, with regular batonage to provide structure and extraction – following similar wine making techniques to those employed in Burgundy for high-end Chardonnays.

Winemaker’s comments

We have come to refer to this atypical Sauvignon Blanc as the un- Sauvignon, such is the departure in style from a classic Cape Sauvignon. This wine is bursting tropical fruit aromas, most notably passion fruit and beautiful citrus and floral elements. The palate is structured, rounded and elegant demonstrating great fruit balanced by crisp minerality.

Food Pairing

Structured white that will work beautifully with fish and delicately flavoured meat. We recommend our Sauvignon Blanc alongside a seared tuna steak or a creamy risotto. This wine is perfect to drink on a hot summer’s day.

Awards

Gold Michelangel International Wine Awards 2013

Analysis

Alcohol: 12,87 % Vol.

Residual Sugar: 2.6 g/l

Total Acidity: 4.2 g/l

pH: 3,38

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