Aaldering, Sauvignon Blanc 2016

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SKU: WC110583-2016 Category:

Description

Technical Analysis

ALC: 14.43%

RS: 2.14 g/l

TA: 7.17 g/l

FSO2: 41

TSO2: 107

pH: 3.32

Tasting Notes

Lime, lemongrass and white pear in perfect combination with aromas of Cape gooseberry, passion fruit and grape fruit, offers great complexity to this zesty version of our Sauvignon blanc.

Vineyard Notes

Clone: SB316

Soil: Decomposed Granite (Hutton, Clovelly Soils)

Rootstock: Richter 99

Orientation: South West Facing

Planted: 2008

Altitude: 110-160m above sea level

Hectare: 3.22

Winemaking Report 2016

Harvest was the driest in over a century. Extremely challenging, especially for white varieties. With very little rain throughout the season irrigation management was of utmost importance. Crop levels were lower than 2015 at 6.75 tons/ha and the natural acidity had to be monitored carefully. The grapes were handharvested early in the morning and stored in the cold-room overnight. Grapes were then destemmed and handled reductively as is the best way for Sauvignon Blanc with the use of CO2 and dry ice. Extraction was at 615L/ton and pressing of the grapes was done very gently. Fermentation was initiated with VL3. The wine was left post fermentation on the lees for 2 months. Wine was protein and tartrate stabilized before being bottled in July 2016.

Ageing Potential

Enjoy right now or age up to 3-4 years. Bottled with a DIAM (taint-free) cork closure, in order to ensure a flawless aging capacity. Ideal serving temperature between 12-14°C/54-58°F.

Food Matches

Oysters, sushi, sashimi, light grilled seafood with olive oil, fresh green salads, avocado, tomato, parsley, thyme, goats’ cheeses.

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