Clos Malverne Sauvignon Blanc 2006

2006 Winemakers' Choice - Diamond Award
The wine is full and dry with well-balanced acid. It has tropical fruit, flintiness and hints of asparagus and figs on the nose that all follow through to the palate.


variety : Sauvignon Blanc | 100% Sauvignon Blanc
winemaker : I.P. Smit
wine of origin : devon Valley Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.0 % vol  rs : 3.9 g/l  pH : 3.18  ta : 7.10 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
2006 Winemakers Choice Diamond Award
in the vineyard : Devon Valley, Stellenbosch. Our single Sauvignon Blanc vineyard lies adjacent to the farm dam on the cool valley floor, which is often overlaid with a blanket of mist in the spring and summer mornings, resulting in ripening temperatures being up to 5C lower than vineyards on higher ground. This allows an extended ripening period resulting in luscious and healthy grapes.

about the harvest: The grapes were hand harvested at optimal ripeness.

in the cellar : They were then destalked and crushed. The mash was cooled to 10C and skin contact followed for 8 hours. Sulphur dioxide and ascorbic acid were added before skin contact took place. The average temperature during fermentation was 12C. After fermentation the wine was left on its lees for one month. Protein and tartrate stabilisation took place before bottling.

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