Le Bonheur Sauvignon Blanc 2005

Colour: Golden with green hues.
Bouquet: Aromas of dried fruit with apricot, lime and oak spices in the background.
Taste: A creamy, mouth-filling and spicy palate, balanced by a zesty acidity.

The winemaker recommends serving with seafood or white meats in creamy sauces or those flavoured with tarragon.

variety : Sauvignon Blanc | 100% Sauvignon Blanc
winemaker : Sakkie Kotzé
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.7 % vol  rs : 2.50 g/l  pH : 3.60  ta : 5.40 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : This wine will gain additional complexity from ageing over the next two to three years.

in the vineyard : The vineyards (viticulturist: Eben Archer)
The grapes were sourced from some several vineyards on the estate, situated at between 220 m and 280 m above sea level. The majority of the vines were planted in 1983 with some 20% in 1994. About 50% are bush vines, the others trellised onto a three-wire fence system.

The vines, which grow in a range of soils, from sandy to limestone or decomposed granite, were irrigated using an overhead sprinkling system to compensate for the very dry conditions prior to the mid-February harvest. The average yield was 5 tons per hectare.

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested by hand at 23,5° Balling with no skin contact after crushing.

in the cellar : The winemaking (winemaker: Sakkie Kotzé)
Each vineyard was individually vinified. Forty percent of the blend was barrel-fermented in a combination of Allier and Nevers small oak, with the balance (60%) fermented in stainless steel tanks at between 15° and 16°C.

After four months of lying on the lees, the wine was lightly filtered and the blend assembled.

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