Brampton Sauvignon Blanc 2004

International Wine Challenge 2005 - Seal of Approval
A zesty upfront wine in true New World style. Passionfruit, Gooseberry, Litchi and Asparagus aromas follow through to a full, lively palate. he fleshy well-rounded mouthfeel derives from grapes harvested at optimum ripeness.

Enjoy on its own, or serve with a variety of fish, seafood and poultry dishes.

variety : Sauvignon Blanc | 100% Sauvignon Blanc
winery : Brampton Wines
winemaker : Adi Badenhorst
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.0 % vol  rs : 1.2 g/l  pH : 3.43  ta : 5.9 g/l  
type : White  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
Awarded ‘Best of the Rest’ (Harpers 1 October 2004)
International Wine Challenge 2005 - Seal of Approval

ageing : 3 Years from vintage.

in the vineyard : Situation: Stellenbosch, Paardeberg, Grabouw
Altitude: 180-450 m
Distance from sea: 7-30 km
Soil type: Hutton & Shale
Rootstock: R99, R110, R101-14
Age of vines: 5-23 Years
Trellising: Vertically shoot positioned
Pruning: Spur pruned
Irrigation: Yes, drip irrigated

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested in February 2004.
Grape analysis:
Acidity: 7.5 g/l
pH: 3.0
Sugar: 22-23 °Balling
Yield: 49 hl/ha

in the cellar : Handpicked and chilled overnight. Thereafter the fruit was crushed, destemmed & pressed to tank. Some batches submitted to skin contact for 6-8 hours. Inoculated with ADWY (Active Dried Wine Yeast). Cool Fermentation (10-13°C) for 3-4 weeks in stainless steel tanks, to retain prodigious fruit character. Blended & stabilized before bottling.
Bottled: June 2004
Production: 44 924 cases x 6 x 750 ml

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