13% | SOUTH AFRICA

Pale straw with a green-yellow tint. Herbaceous bouquet of peppers and fig leaves backed by tropical granadilla and litchi aromas. The palate is light and dry with lively, smooth ripe...
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Pale straw with a green-yellow tint. Herbaceous bouquet of peppers and fig leaves backed by tropical granadilla and litchi aromas.

The palate is light and dry with lively, smooth ripe melon fruit and an abundance of tropical fruit. The racy acidity adds zest and enjoyment to the wine.

A 100% Sauvignon blanc from two different blocks grown on different slopes at Uitkyk, combining the fresh fruit flavours and natural acidity of young vines with the complexity of older vines. All the vineyards are planted on the estate in deep, red, decomposed granite soil. The Sauvignon blanc vines are well-established and planted between 1985 and 2003 on different slopes and varying altitudes ranging from 320 to 370 meters above sea level to gain maximum complexity. The vines are grafted on nematode-resistant rootstocks (R110) and pruned to optimise yield and quality. Due to the severe drought in the ripening stage no supplementary irrigation was possible. The harvest was short and intense as a result of the dry season and intense and all the Sauvignon blanc blocks were harvested by hand during February 2017 with yields ranging between 5 and 10 tons per hectare.

The grapes were exceptionally healthy and 2 to 6 hours skin contact was allowed. Pure yeast cultures were used and the fermentation finished between 18 and 23 days at 11-13°C in stainless steel tanks. The wine spent three months on the lees before bottling took place mid-June 2017.

Enjoy when young and vibrant with deep fried calamari, fresh oysters and mussels, salads and sole Meunière. Delightful on its own or served with a platter of cold meats and olives, creamy vegetarian pastas and fried chicken.

Key Facts

Size
75cl
Grapes
Sauvignon Blanc
Country
South Africa
Region
Stellenbosch
Vintage
2017
ABV %
13%
Organic
No
Vegan
No

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