Stellenbosch Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2016
This is a modern-styled Sauvignon Blanc that shows elegance and finesse. The nose shows a cascade of gooseberries, asparagus and lemongrass, complimented by lush, juicy fruit. Well-balanced with a full, rich palate and a lingering finish.
Grapes are sourced from Stellenbosch, selected from premium blocks prior to fermentation. The combination of our soil diversity with cool night temperatures and cool coastal fog, ensure high quality Sauvignon Blanc.
The vines are trellised on a five-wire hedge system with an average yield of eight tons/ha. The selected vineyards are harvested during the night and early mornings over a two week period to get a wider flavour profile ranging from greener to more tropical aromas – 22 - 24º Balling.
No excessive skin contact, two days of settling prior fermentation. Primary fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks at temperatures of 13 - 15ºC. The juice is handled quite reductively up until bottling of the final product. When dry, the wine is left on its primary fermentation lees for about six months to ensure a more complex, balanced palate with a lingering finish.
Ready to be enjoyed now with a maturation potential of five years from vintage.
Excellent served with delicate poultry or fish dishes.
Alcohol Volume (%): 14.0%
Sugar: 1.20 g/L
Acidity: 6.41 g/L
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