Spier: Signature Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Intense aromas of gooseberries, passion fruit, green and yellow peppers and hints of tropical fruit on the nose. Medium bodied good balance between fruit and acidity on the palate.
Platter’s rating: Platter's 3 star rating!

$17.70

Year: 2016
Platter’s rating: Platter's 3 star rating!
WINEMAKER:
Jacques Erasmus

TERROIR:
A variety of soils used ranging from deep alluvial, well drained and aerated soils to decomposed granite soils from mountain foothills. Grapes procured from the Coastal and Overberg region within the Western Cape.

VINEYARD AND CLIMATE CONDITIONS:
Trellised and bush vines aged 17-22 years yielded the grapes for this wine. The vines received supplementary drip irrigation and produced 8-12 tons per hectare. Sunny days, cool nights and refreshing sea breezes ensure perfectly ripened grapes.
Temperature: winter 10ºC; summer 26ºC
Annual rainfall: 40mm – 200mm
Proximity to ocean: ≤120km

WINEMAKING:
Grapes were hand harvested from selected vineyard blocks, received at the cellar, de-stemmed and crushed. It was given short skin contact and then pressed. Clear settled juice was racked from their lees and inoculated with selected yeast strains. Temperature controlled fermentation took place. Only the best tanks are selected for the final preparation of the blend according to the style of the wine. Maturation occurred on the fine lees for another three months to give extra body and elegance, prior preparation for bottling.

ANALYSIS:
Alc: 13.19%
TA: 5.60 g/L
RS: 4.20 g/L
pH: 3.47

APPEARANCE:
Pale straw in colour with a greenish hue.

TASTING NOTE:
Intense aromas of gooseberries, passion fruit, green and yellow peppers and hints of tropical fruit on the nose. Medium bodied good balance between fruit and acidity on the palate.

SERVE WITH:
Enjoy chilled with seafood, pasta and sushi.