Brampton Sauvignon Blanc 2008

2009 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show - Silver Medal (85/100)
The inherent Sauvignon Blanc characteristics of gooseberry, lychee, asparagus and passion fruit are sustained on the palate by prodigious length.

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

variety : Sauvignon Blanc [ 92% Sauvignon Blanc, 8% Semillon ]
winery : Brampton Wines
winemaker : Randolph Christians
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.8 % vol  rs : 1.42 g/l  pH : 3.34  ta : 6.7 g/l  
type : White  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
2009 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show- Silver Medal (85/100)

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: 23 Years
Trellising: Vertically shoot positioned
Pruning: Spur pruned
Irrigation: Yes, drip irrigated

about the harvest: 
The grapes were harvested in February/March 2008.
Grape analysis:
Acidity: 6.7-7 g/l
pH: 3.3
Sugar: 22-23° Balling
Yield: 8 hl/ha

in the cellar : All grapes were hand-picked in the morning and crushed into the press as quickly as possible. Only the best free-run juice was used. The clean settled juice is then cold-fermented (12 - 13°C) with different yeast strains for different terroir parcels. The wine is matured on its lees for 2 - 3 months before the final blend is made, stabilized and bottled.

BOTTLED: August 2008

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