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Sauvignon blanc

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2019


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:

Gentle aromas of stone fruit, nectarine and pear drops with a light brush of flint. Rounded, juicy palate that expresses abundant tropical flavours. The pear drop, nectarine and citrus typicity are easy to find. Bright and lively acidity balances the fruity tropicality, which makes for a fleshy, appealing mouthful. The sublte gravel and flint nuance comes through on the tail. Good length overall. 

The 2019 vintage was a very challenging one, mainly due to uneven ripening during the early stages of harvest. October 2018 experienced wet, cold, and unusually warm conditions, as well as strong winds that caused significant damage in certain vineyards. This led to poor set and the consequent uneven ripening of bunches. The conditions during January and February were very favourable, with cool night and moderate daytime temperatures resulting in great fruit flavours and exceptional acids. Despite the slower start, the white and rosé harvest was intense and compact, ending 2 weeks earlier than the 2018 vintage. 

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. 

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