De Wetshof Blanc Fume 2006

Veritas 2006 - Bronze
A complex Sauvignon Blanc robust and fruity, with a style of its own.

variety : Sauvignon Blanc | 100% Sauvignon Blanc
winemaker : Danie de Wet
wine of origin : Breede River
analysis : alc : 12.97 % vol  rs : 1.6 g/l  pH : 3.26  ta : 7.5 g/l  va : 0.69 g/l  so2 : 98 mg/l  fso2 : 36 mg/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Light  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

Veritas 2006 - Bronze

ageing : 5 years.

in the vineyard : Climate: 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.
Soils: The gravely soils are extremely rich in lime with a 7.8 - 8 pH.
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.
Rainfall: Robertson is a winter rainfall area with aproximately 300mm per annum.
Pest Control: Due to a very dry climate, spraying is minimal compared 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: 4,000
Trellising style: 6 Wire fence system cordon with spur pruning.

about the harvest: The Sauvignon Blanc grapes are picked at the ripe stage in the cool of morning.

in the cellar : The grapes are destalked and given 4 - 6 hours skin contact. The juice is then fermented at 16ºC until dry, partly in barrels, partly in stainless steel tanks.

Barrel maturation: 2 months

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.

Cooper: French oak barrels for De Wetshof are specially selected from specific coopers to enhance the quality of the fruit.

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