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Sauvignon Blanc 2011

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Wine Analysis:
Alcohol: 13.50 vol% Sugar: 1.6 g/l TA: 6.0 g/l PH: 3.41

Production:

This is the second vintage of Sauvignon Blanc made on the estate.  The grapes come from two cooler-climate coastal vineyard sites especially chosen for their ability to produce world-class Sauvignon Blanc. We hand-harvested the grapes into small lug boxes and transported them in a refrigerated lorry to the farm in Constantia, where they were cooled over night in a specialised cooling room to 5ºC. The following morning the bunches were de-stemmed and left to cold macerate for 8 hours prior to be being gently pressed, recovering about 70%. The juice settled overnight in a stainless steel tank, after which only the premium clear juice was racked off and inoculated with a cultured yeast strain. The fermentation temperatures were very low, peaking at 13.5ºC. After fermentation, the wine remained on the lees to give it further complexity for 5 months.

Description:

This wine exhibits a beautiful clear, almost platinum hue. The nose shows primary Sauvignon Blanc fruit aromas of passion-fruit, pineapples and guavas. The palate is fresh, with a lively acidity and the tropical fruit aromas carrying through. The soft, elegant mouth-feel and focused acidity suggest this wine will be ideally paired with sushi, grilled fish and shell fish. Enjoy now or to 2016

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