Diemersdal Eight Rows Sauvignon Blanc 2009

An intense wine with concentrated aromas on the nose that follows through onto the palate. The wine shows a strong core of minerality with flinty elegance on the nose with a rounded mouth-feel and balanced acidity on the finish. A seamless wine where all components are in perfect balance.

Pan-seared tuna or fresh salmon with a fennel and olive oil dressing.

variety : Sauvignon Blanc | 100% Sauvignon Blanc
winemaker : Thys Louw
wine of origin : Durbanville
analysis : alc : 13.11 % vol  rs : 2.6 g/l  pH : 3.43  ta : 7.8 g/l  va : 0.85 g/l  so2 : 114 mg/l  fso2 : 34 mg/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Herbaceous  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
2010: Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2010 - Gold Medal
2009: Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2009 - Gold Medal

2008: Veritas Awards - Bronze Medal
2008: Michelangelo International Awards - Grand Prix Runner-up Trophy & Double Gold Medal
2008: Silver: Old Mutual Wine Awards 2009
2008: 4 ½ stars Platter Wine Guide 2009
2007: Gold - Michelangelo Wine Awards 2007
2007: Wine Magazine Top 10 Sauvignon Blanc - 2007
2007: 4 ½ stars Platter Wine Guide 2008
2006: 4 stars Platter Wine Guide 2007
in the vineyard : Terroir
Slope: South facing slopes
Soil: Decomposed granite (Hutton) with high clay content
Climate: Moderate with cooling sea breezes from the Atlantic Ocean

Viticulture
Yield: 4 t/ha
Trellising: 8 Rows (1ha) with-in the single vineyard
Age of vines: 25 years
Irrigation: Dry-land conditions

about the harvest: The grapes were night harvested at 23.5° Balling.

in the cellar : Crushed and destemmed - reductively. Skin contact for 24 hours, pressed and settled for 36 hours. Racked and inoculated with a chosen yeast, VIN7. 3 Weeks alcoholic fermentation temperature controlled at 12 - 14°C.

Post fermentation lees contact of 5 months, stirred up once a week to enhance mouth-feel and concentration. The wine is bottled unfiltered and sediment may occur.

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