Neethlingshof Sauvignon Blanc 2007

Colour: Luminous with greenish hues.
Bouquet: Classic aromas of green figs, freshly mowed grass and tropical fruit, backed by a hint of green pepper and asparagus. Taste: Crisp and fresh with ample tropical fruit and asparagus and a pleasing, lingering aftertaste.

Enjoy on its own or with poultry, seafood or salads.

variety : Sauvignon Blanc [ 100% Sauvignon Blanc ]
winemaker : De Wet Viljoen
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 12.9 % vol  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : The wine has a refreshing vibrancy when young, gaining fullness as it ages. It will remain crisp and fresh – helped along by its racy acidity – for up to 2 years when cellared under the correct conditions.

in the vineyard : 
The vines, originally from France, were cloned in South Africa and grafted onto the nematode-resistant Richter 99 and 110 rootstocks. Planted in Tukulu soils, the vines are south-west facing thus exposing them to the cool False Bay breezes.

Viticulturist: Eben Archer

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested by hand between 22° and 23,5° Balling at the end of January.

in the cellar : They were then crushed and cool-fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks between 13° and 15°C.

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