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1900 Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Grapes 92 % Sauvignon Blanc – 8 % Semillon (Elgin)
Aspect South East (SE) – East
Altitude Between 250 m and 300 m
Distance from the sea 12 km
Soil type Sandstone, shale and light clay soils
Rootstock  Ruggeri, 110-14 and R99
Age of the vines 6 - 16 years
Trellising 7 strand hedge
Pruning 2 buds
Harvest date the 14th and 17th of February 2011 & the 6th and 14th of March 2011

Winemaking record: Hand-picked grapes in small 18kg boxes, one night in the cool store (3°C) and than destemmed and slightly crushed. Every region or block has his own stainless steal tank and own treatment. Two days juice extraction/skin contact in red fermentor; the grape-skins were slowly pressed in a stainless steel basket press (JLB 5). After 2 days of settlement, the juice fermented between 11°C and 14°C with a mix of neutral and spontaneous yeast and that for 15 days.

 Maturation prior to release      6 months on his nature fine lees


the 26th of August 2011

Wine analysis alcohol 13,60 %
total acid 6,30 g/l
PH 3,37
residual sugar 1,80 g/l
Cellaring potential 3 years

Winemakers comments: Due to the percentage of Semillon in this 2012 SB, the wine has a somewhat bigger structure than the previous 2010 vintage. The wine has a light straw-yellow colour with a green brilliance; a complex, subtle
nose of fern, hay, gooseberry and mango, supported by a fine minerality. After shaking, there is ripe lemon as well as passion fruit in the smell, with a hint of pineapple. In the mouth, you can experience a beautiful elegant acidity and a palate that is perfectly in balance. This wine gives you a full texture in the beginning and ends with a fine dose of minerality that gives the wine a long aftertaste and charm. . A great food wine !

Recommended food pairing - Shellfish, grilled lobster, roasted fish dishes, cold meat platters, feta and couscous salads.




Over 100 years ago, on the evening of Tuesday 23 January 1900, 1 700 British troops deployed to South Africa prepared to attack their enemies on a hill in Natal known as Spionkop – the name ‘Spioenkop’, meaning ‘Spy Hill’ or 'Lookout Hill', was coined by the Dutch settlers for the commanding views it afforded of the slopes and valley below. During the days that followed, a bloody battle ensued... Read more

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