De Wetshof Blanc de Wet 1999

Beautifully rounded, dry and crisp blended white wine with a fruity nose. An easy drinking light wine for all occasions. Blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Cape Riesling.


variety : Sauvignon Blanc | Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon
winery : 
winemaker : Danie de Wet
wine of origin : Breede River
analysis : alc : 11.0 % vol  rs : 1.7 g/l  pH : .3.7  ta : 6.3 g/l  
type : White  
pack : Bottle  

ageing : 4 - 8 years.

in the vineyard : Climate:
Winter rainfall approximately 300mm per annum. Summer afternoons are fanned by a cool breeze from the Agulhas Coast. Nights are chilly and mist often shrouds the vineyards until late morning during high summer.

Irrigation:
The vineyards are scientifically irrigated with the aid of a fully computerised irrigation system. Thanks to the most modern technology, irrigation on De Wetshof has been turned into an asset promoting the quality of the grapes.

Soils: The gravelly soils are extremely rich in lime with a very high pH - similar to soils of the leading wine growing regions in the world.

Rainfall:
Robertson is a winter rainfall area with approximately 300mm per annum.

Pest Control:
Due to a very dry climate, spraying is minimal comparred to other wine growing regions.

Soil Type: Gravel lime
Rootstock: Richter 99, 110, 101-14
Age of the vines: 10-15 years
Vines per hectare: 4000
Trellising style: 6 Wire fence system cordon with spur pruning.

about the harvest: Grapes grown on calcarious soils are harvested at night for this white blend.

in the cellar : The juice is reductively processed and cold fermented to produce a fruity wine with prominent freshness.

Danie de Wet adjusts his methods of winemaking from year to year, according to weather conditions and grape quality, in the belief that wine is made in the vineyard and not in the cellar. French oak barrels for De Wetshof are specially selected from specific coopers to enhance the quality of the fruit.

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