Avontuur Sauvignon Blanc 2005

Fresh nose of green peas and figs with underlying grassiness and well-balanced acids.

Seafood platter, grilled Calamari and Cape Salmon.

variety : Sauvignon Blanc [ 100% Sauvignon Blanc ]
winery : Avontuur Estate
winemaker : Willie Malherbe
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 11.0 % vol  rs : 9.2 g/l  pH : 3.2  ta : 8.2 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
Veritas 2005 - Silver

ageing : Drink now or over the next 2 years.

in the vineyard : Planted on a west-facing slope. Drip irrigation & trellising on deep well-drained Hutton and Clovelly soils. Size of vineyard 1.4ha, planted in 1987. Crop size is 8t/ha.

about the harvest: Harvested early in the morning when grapes are still cool.

in the cellar : Grapes are de-stemmed, chilled and given skin contact for 12 hours, then lightly pressed. Cold-settled for 48 hours. Racked and inoculated with yeast. Cold-fermented. Left on fermentation lees (sur lie) for 3 months before bottling.

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