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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

Bottling

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.

 

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