Eikendal Sauvignon Blanc 2009

The Eikendal Sauvignon Blanc has lovely tropical fruit, melon,
Cape gooseberry, guava and a fresh grassy green aroma on the
nose that follows through to the palate. The wine has a full
mouth-feel, with a lively, delicate acidity and a long, pleasing
finish.

Enjoy with lemon butterfish, Provencal chicken,goat’s cheese soufflé or simply on its own.

variety : Sauvignon Blanc [ 100% Sauvignon Blanc ]
winemaker : Henry Kotze
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.06 % vol  rs : 1.8 g/l  pH : 3.17  ta : 7.4 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : This wine is drinking well now, and can by enjoyed through 2010
and beyond.

in the vineyard : For the 2009 harvest we sourced our grapes from the widely
recognised Lutzville vineyards on the Cape West Coast while our
new vineyards are coming into production. They are in close
proximity to the sea, producing stunning and enviable cool
climate Sauvignon Blanc.

about the harvest: 2009 is going down in the history books as the vintage of the
century for Sauvignon Blanc, with a cold and wet winter in 2008
and a moderate spring and dryer summer leading up the harvest.

in the cellar : This wine is 100% Sauvignon Blanc. The grapes were picked early
morning at cool temperatures, transported to Stellenbosch and
processed immediately and by working reductively to help retain
the delicate flavours. The wine was racked relatively clean and
fermented at cool temperatures and it remained on the gross lees
until blending and stabilisation, just before bottling.

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