Originating from 35-year-old vines rooted in sandy alluvial soil in the estates riverine area, this cuvée, or blend, is achieved by two pickings – one earlier in the harvest and another slightly later.
Grown in the estate’s prime site for Sauvignon, this results in a complex wine, with a sensuous combination of passion fruit, nettles and minerality. Will mature beautifully for 2-4 years.
Vintage 2020 Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 38-year-old vines, clone SB242 on rootstock Ramsey Yield 6 t/ha Origin Robertson, South Africa Oenology Harvested at night in February 2020 Settled without enzymes at -3°C for 2-3 weeks 18 days alcoholic fermentation 100 days lees contact Racked only twice, under CO2 Stabilized at -3ºC for tartrates 80 g/hl Bentonite fining Filtration Not sterile, only 2.5 micron filtration prior to bottling on the estate Analysis Alcohol: 12.5% Acidity: 6.71 g/l PH: 3.34 FSO2: 35 mg/l at bottling Sugar: 2.3 g/l Terroir
Slope: Very gentle southerly Soil: 50% rock, 50% sand Climate: Moderate summer with low night temperatures. Cold winter Wind: South Easterly (summer)
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