Erica Shannonea 2008

Appearance: Pale straw colour
Style of Wine: Dry
Bouquet & Palate: All the classic aromas and flavours of gooseberries and green peppers gives the wine its youthful vibrance and fresh appeal, slight oakiness compliments the Chardonnay component. Great harmony between nose and palate, with lemony-fruit a subtle flintiness on the palate, complimented by oak.

Served well chilled, this wine is well suited to any seafood and cold meats. Also delightful on its own!

variety : Sauvignon Blanc | 66% Sauvignon Blanc, 16% Chenin Blanc, 16% Chardonnay
winery : Raka Wines
winemaker : Josef Dreyer
wine of origin : 
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 2.2 g/l  pH : 3.7  ta : 5.3 g/l  
type : White  
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
John Platter 2009: 3½ Stars
about the harvest: All grapes were hand picked and sorted before skin contact in the press.

in the cellar : Pure yeast cultures were inoculated in the juice after pressing in order to optimize the fermentation process at around 16 degrees Celsius. No further lees contact was allowed after fermentation and the wine was allowed to naturally clarify under gravity prior to filtering and bottling.

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