Brampton Sauvignon Blanc 2007

Typical Sauvignon Blanc characteristics but leaning more to the tropical notes. The palate weight is lovely in conjunction with the acidity.

Enjoy on its own, or serve with a variety of fish, seafood and poultry dishes.

variety : Sauvignon Blanc [ 100% Sauvignon Blanc ]
winery : Brampton Wines
winemaker : Adi Badenhorst
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.58 % vol  rs : 1.5 g/l  pH : 3.27  ta : 6.2 g/l  
type : White  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : 3 years from vintage

in the vineyard : Situation: Stellenbosch, Paardeberg, Grabouw
Altitude: 180-450 m
Distance from sea: 7-30 km
Soil type: Decomposed Granite (Tukulu) & Shale
Rootstock: R99, R110, 101-14 Mgt
Age of vines: 22 Years
Trellising: Vertically shoot positioned
Pruning: Spur pruned
Irrigation: Yes, drip irrigated

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested in February/March 2007.
Grape analysis:
Acidity: 6-9 g/l
pH: 2.9-3.7
Sugar: 20-25° Balling
Yield: 8 hl/ha

in the cellar : 
All grapes are picked in the cool of the morning. They are then crushed and de-stemmed into the press where only the free run juice is used. Some parcels are given skin contact overnight. The clean settled juice is then fermented in stainless steel tanks at cool temperatures (13 – 15.5°C) until dry. The wine is matured on its lees for 3 months before various batches are stabilized and bottled.
 
BOTTLED: August 2007
PRODUCTION: 26 000 cases x 6 x 750ml

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