GlenWood Sauvignon Blanc 2011

A richy textured, well balanced wine layered in classic notes of capsicum and passion fruit, with a fresh zesty finish. Serve as a refreshing apperitif or pair withj fresh salads, seafood and pasta.
Drink now or within the next 4 years.


variety : Sauvignon Blanc [ 100% Sauvignon Blanc ]
winery : GlenWood Winery
winemaker : DP Burger
wine of origin : Franschhoek
analysis : alc : 12.5 % vol  rs : 1.3 g/l  pH : 3.6  ta : 5.8 g/l  va : 0.38 g/l  so2 : 81 mg/l  fso2 : 31 mg/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Light  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : Vine age: 22 years
Density: 4000 vines per hectare
Yield: 7-8 tons per hectare.

Probably the most balanced block on the farm in terms of vine growth and yield. 
A high canopy protected the grapes from sunburn. Intensive and calculated irrigation was used to combat the heat.

An above - average vintage for Sauvignon Blanc .
Temperatures were moderatefor the duration of ripening, producing firm acids with complex flavours.

about the harvest: Grapes were picked in three stages; the first for natural acid; the second, four days later, for fruit concentration; and the third a further four days later, for mouth feel.

All pickings were done early in the morning and the grapes were vinified using highly reductive processes. The juice remained in contact with the skin for six hours before pressing , and was settled for 24 hours before racking. Fermentation occured over a 13 day period using three different yeast types before the wine was filtered and bottled.

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