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Sauvignon blanc

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2018


Cultivar:

Sauvignon Blanc

Country:

South Africa

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Specifications:

13% alc vol
Type: White Wine Cellaring Potential: 2 - 4 years
Origin: Wellington, Groenekloof, Stellenbosch, Swartland, Paarl, Darling Appellation: Western Cape

Tasting Notes:

Good lemon/grapefruit typicity on the bold nose with stone fruit and flint playing minor roles. The palate is bold and vivid with more grapefruit and lemon tang but balanced beautifully by ripe, juicy nectarine fruit notes. Succulent and fresh but with a dry flinty nuance as a counterpoint. The wine is structured but not lean, with good fruit fleshiness and a long, rewarding tail that finishes dry. 

Grapefruit Zest
Grapefruit Zest

Lime
Lime

Flint
Flint

White Pepper
White Pepper

Despite the continuing sever drought conditions in the Western Cape, the 2018 harvest yielded very healthy fruit with beautiful flavours and good acidity. Relatively cool conditions and intermittent rainfall during the growing season resulted in the harvest being 7-8 days later than the previous 3 vintages. Overall a very promising vintage, albeit that yields were significantly lower. 

After fermentation, the wine was allowed to spend time on the lees in order to build a full, well-rounded palate before being blended and bottled. 

Each vineyard was harvested by hand separately in the cool early morning hours to capture the fresh flavours. All the fruit was de-stemmed and crushed before the juice was given an overnight skin contact period. It was then drained and pressed the following day. A two day settling period followed before the individual parcels were fermented separately by a selection of cultured yeast strains. 

Food pairing

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