Avontuur Sauvignon Blanc 2009

Colour: Clear gold with a light green tinge.
Aroma: Complex - Peaches and Guava's with underlying green flavours, spiked with lemon and lime.
Flavour: Fresh, crisp citrus with lemon and lime follow through from the nose.
Finish: Fresh & well-balanced, but with integrated acids.

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

variety : Sauvignon Blanc [ 100% Sauvignon Blanc ]
winery : Avontuur Estate
winemaker : Natalie Nel
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 12 % vol  rs : 1.5 g/l  pH : 2.91  ta : 9.6 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : Optimum drinkability: 2009/2010

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: 5, 10 and 25 February 2009 (3 dates: early, middle and late)
Average °B at harvest: 21° - 24° 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. Racked and inoculated with yeast. Cold-fermented. Left on fermentation lees (sur lie) for 3 months before bottling.
Bottling date: 18 May 2009

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