Avontuur Sauvignon Blanc 2008

The wine is clear with a light green tinge. Complex aroma's of guava's, litchis and passion fruit with underlying green flavours, spiked with a bit of lime. Passion fruit & fresh pineapple flavours with a zesty lime aftertaste. A fresh finish with well-balanced, but integrated acids.

A refreshing summer wine which will compliment seafood platters and chicken dishes.

variety : Sauvignon Blanc [ 100% Sauvignon Blanc ]
winery : Avontuur Estate
winemaker : Adél van der Merwe
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13 % vol  rs : 2.93 g/l  pH : 3.37  ta : 6.97 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : Optimum drinkability: 2008/2009

about the harvest: Harvested early in the morning when grapes are still cool. Harvest took place over three dates in the period to obtain different characteristics.
Harvest date: February 2008 (3 dates: early, middle and late)
Average ° B at harvest: 21° - 22° Balling

in the cellar : Complexity due to lees contact and older vines. Grapes are de-stemmed, chilled and lightly pressed. Cold-settled for 48 hours then racked and inoculated with yeast. Cold-fermented and left on fermentation lees (sur lie) for 3 months before bottling.
Bottling date: 16 July 2008

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