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Sauvignon Blanc 2017

This highly aromatic Sauvignon Blanc bursts with flavours of guava and undertones of asparagus.

 

VARIETAL 100 % Sauvignon Blanc
   
ORIGIN Breedekloof
   
SOIL TYPES Deep dark loam
   
CLIMATE Moderate Mediterranean
   
AGE OF VINES 8 years
   
VINEYARD AREA 4.5 ha
   
YIELD PER HECTARE 12 Ton/ha
   
TRELLISED Extended 6 wire Perold
   
IRRIGATION Supplementary
   
CLONE SB7
   
HARVEST DATES Beginning of Feb
   
DEGREE BALLING AT HARVEST Early morning hand harvested at 21.5°B
   
VINIFICATION Fermentation for 3 weeks in stainless steel tanks at 12°C. Extended lees contact for 3 months, with regular bâttonage
   
MATURATION N/A
   
AGING 1 – 3 years
   
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS  
Density 0.9895
Alcohol 13.22 %
pH 3.38
Residual Sugar 3.5
Volatile Acidity 0.38
Total Acidity 6.0
FSO2 27
TSO2 142
   

 

SERVING SUGGESTION

Cape salmon with a basil pesto sauce or a crisp chicken salad.

 

AWARDS

2016 FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10

Veritas 2016 – Silver

2015 FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10

Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2016 – Four Stars

Veritas 2015 – Silver

Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2015 – Four Stars

Michelangelo 2014 – Silver

Veritas 2014 – Silver

Top 6 Sauvignon Blanc’s in South Africa by Classic Wine Magazine

Veritas 2013 – Silver

Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2014 – Four Stars

Veritas 2012 – Double Gold