Spier Private Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Pale lemon in color with an distinctive green hue. The wine shows intense green herbal aromas on the nose with subtle flavours of greengage, gooseberry and passion fruit. A concentrated palate with good balance between tropical fruit and green spectrum flavours.

Enjoy with salmon, trout, crayfish or lemon infused roast chicken.

variety : Sauvignon Blanc [ 100% Sauvignon Blanc ]
winery : Spier Wine Farm
winemaker : Jacques Erasmus
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.47 % vol  rs : 3.9 g/l  pH : 3.27  ta : 6.8 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  taste : Herbaceous  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

John Platter 2011 : 4 Stars
Decanter Wine Awards 2011 : Bronze

ageing : Enjoy now or within 3 years of harvest.

in the vineyard : 
Coastal Region
Average temperature: Winter 9°/18°C; Summer 14°/27ºC
Annual rainfall: 680 mm
Proximity to ocean: 7 - 16 km
Soil: Clovelly, Swartland, Oakleaf and Tukulu

about the harvest: Grapes were harvested early in the morning in 8 kg lug boxes from 2 selected vineyard blocks at 23.8° Balling.

in the cellar : After hand sorting the grapes 10 hours skin contact was allowed at 10ºC. The grapes were gently pressed and only free run juice was used to settle overnight. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature at 13ºC. The wine spent 8 months on its lees before blending. The wine was bottled at the end of September 2010.

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