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2021

This 100% Sauvignon blanc from a single 34-year-old bush vine vineyard in the Stellenbosch growing on decomposed shale soils.

This wine displays a brilliant pale straw colour. The nose burst with Intense aromas of quince, passionfruit, grapefruit and fresh herbs emanate from the glass. This is underpinned by hints of fresh brioche and vanilla. The palate is full and rich on entry with flavours of quince jelly and grapefruit with a pithy citrus texture. The mid-palate is creamy and round with notes of toasted almonds leading to a crisp dry finish and a salinity which leaves one wanting more.

Food Pairing
This wine is a perfect accompaniment to grilled fish and chicken dishes.

R295.00

This 100% Sauvignon blanc from a single 34-year-old bush vine vineyard in the Stellenbosch growing on decomposed shale soils.

The grapes were harvested at around 22,1 brix on the 8 th February. The grapes were picked into small grape crates and placed in a cold store overnight. The grapes were whole bunch pressed the next day and the juice settled overnight before being taken to 400L old French oak barrels for fermentation. The fermentation was allowed to start naturally and once completed the wine was topped and matured sur-lie for 10 months with regular lees stirring. 

Bottling
One 400L barrel was bottled in December 2021. Only 1783 bottles were produced.

  • pH: 3.03
  • TA: 7.90 g/l
  • RS: 3.2 g/l
  • Alc:  13.5 % by vol.

This wine drinks well on release but will reward with cellaring for up to 10 years from harvest.

Sauvignon Blanc – Stellenbosch

AREA: Stellenbosch
ALTITUDE: 230 metres above sea level
ASPECT: North East
ROW DIRECTION: SSE to NNW
YEAR PLANTED: 1988
SOIL TYPE: Oakleaf and Tukulu on Malmesbury Shale
TRAINING: Bush vine
PRUNING: Spur pruned
IRRIGATION: Supplementary drip
PLANT DENSITY: 3333 vines per hectare (1m X 3m spacing)
CROPPING: 6 tons/ha or 39 hl/ha

In the Spotlight

2019 Awards & Recognition

Tim Atkin’s South Africa Report 2020

Platter’s Wine Guide 2021

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