Cape of Good Hope

Altima Sauvignon Blanc

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2019


Cultivar:

Sauvignon Blanc

Country:

South Africa

Rating:

Silver - Concours du Mondail Sauvignon

Specifications:

14% alc vol Sugar g/l: 4.5g/l
Type: White Wine Cellaring Potential: 3-5 years
Origin: Overberg Appellation: Elandskloof

Tasting Notes:

The Initial aromas of intense asparagus and green pepper are followed by upfront passion fruit and gooseberry on the nose.  The palate is rich and full of the same intense and powerful flavour, beautifully balanced by the tangy acidity which gives length and vibrancy to the succulent tropical sweetness. A lip smacking wine with a long, juicy finish.

Asparagus
Asparagus

Gooseberries
Gooseberries

Green pepper
Green pepper

Altima is situated in Elandskloof, an isolated valley north of Villiersdorp which is 5km wide and is surrounded by a steep mountain range that rises 1km from the valley floor. The steep topography causes the valley to receive less direct sunlight due to the overshadowing mountains. This, together with the elevation of 600 to 850m results in a very cool climate for the valley. This unique terroir produces wines with a high natural acidity and upfront aromas. Grapes are harvested much later than other sites in the Western Cape, with harvest usually starting early in March. The vineyards produce an intense Sauvignon Blanc with a fresh expression of passion fruit, gooseberry, citrus and freshly cut grass.

Altima is situated in Elandskloof, an isolated valley north of Villiersdorp which is 5km wide and is surrounded by a steep mountain range that rises 1km from the valley floor. The steep topography causes the valley to receive less direct sunlight due to the overshadowing mountains. This, together with the elevation of 600 to 850m results in a very cool climate for the valley. This unique terroir produces wines with a high natural acidity and upfront aromas. Grapes are harvested much later than other sites in the Western Cape, with harvest usually starting early in March. The vineyards produce an intense Sauvignon Blanc with a fresh expression of passion fruit, gooseberry, citrus and freshly cut grass.

Each parcel’s free run juice was settled and fermented separately in stainless steel tanks, and the wine spent 7 months on the lees before being blended and bottled.

The grapes were harvested by hand at optimum ripeness levels, with each parcel contributing flavours ranging from grassy, green peppers to riper tropical fruits. Grapes were hand-picked into small lug-boxes in the early morning and transported to the cellar in refrigerated trucks. All the fruit was de-stemmed and crushed before an overnight skin contact period allowed for the maximum extraction of flavour.

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