Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc 2009

The wine is dominated by lovely tropical notes of litchi and guava on the nose, fading into green pepper and asparagus as it opens up. A crisp acidity carrying the wine beautifully, with a firm and lingering aftertaste.

Best enjoyed with good friends!

variety : Sauvignon Blanc [ 100% Sauvignon Blanc ]
winemaker : JD Pretorius
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 12.5 % vol  rs : 1.9 g/l  pH : 3.34  ta : 7.6 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : Soil type: Clovelly
Trellising: Elongated Perold
Age of vines: 5 - 20 years
Pruning: Spur - 2 bud
Yield: 6 Ton/Ha
Rootstock: Richter 110

This wine is made up of a series of Sauvignon Blanc building blocks from different sites on the farm, harvested at different times during the season. Each block yields unique characteristics ranging from flinty to grass pepper to gooseberry flavours.

about the harvest: The grapes were machine harvested in the cool early mornings to retain the delicate flavours.

in the cellar : Skin maceration occurred after crushing for approximately 16 - 24 hours at 10°C. The juice settled overnight after which it was racked off clean, inoculated with yeast and allowed to ferment for up to 21 days at 13°C. Post fermentation the wine lay on fine lees until blending, stabilizing and bottling took place.

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