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Diemersdal: Sauvignon Blanc 2016

This vibrant, classically styled Sauvignon Blanc presents a brilliant lemon-lime colour. The nose is complex with an array of tropical fruit, ripe figs and gooseberries. These crisp flavours repeat in the mouth, along with a mineral character followed by a long fruity finish. The distinctive aromas support a wonderfully balanced palate, presenting purity of ripe fruit, coupled with a lingering harmonious finish.

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Year: 2016

Origin: Durbanville; South Africa
Blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Analysis:
Alc: 12.90%
Total Acid: 5.4 g/l
RS: 2.8 g/l
pH: 3.38

Terroir: Slope: South facing slopes
Soil: Decomposed granite with high clay content.
Climate: Moderate with cooling sea breezes from the Atlantic Ocean.
Viticulture: Yield: 8-12 t/ha
Trellising: 4 wire Perold
Age of vines: 9-28 years
Irrigation: Dry-land conditions

Oenology:
The grapes were night harvested at optimum ripeness, with the blocks harvested and vinified separately. 5 different clones were used. Crushed and destemmed reductively.
Skin contact of 12-24 hours, pressed and settled for 6-12 hours. Racked and inoculated with selected yeasts e.g. VIN 7; QA 23: CKS; VL 3. All natural acid – no additional acid
added. Three weeks’ alcoholic fermentation, temperature controlled at 12-14ºC.

Winemaker’s notes:
This vibrant, classically styled Sauvignon Blanc presents a brilliant lemon-lime colour. The nose is complex with an array of tropical fruit, ripe figs and gooseberries. These crisp flavours repeat in the mouth, along with a mineral character followed by a long fruity finish. The distinctive aromas support a wonderfully balanced palate, presenting purity of ripe fruit, coupled with a lingering harmonious finish.

Food suggestions:
Enjoy with summer foods and salads or serve chilled on its own.

Awards:
2015 vintage: Gold – Gold Awards 2015
2014 vintage: Gold – Concours Mondial du Sauvignon Blanc ’14
2013 vintage: Gold – Concours Mondial du Sauvignon Blanc ’13