Knorhoek Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Complex flavours - predominantly fresh tropical fruit, especially guava, and a hint of passion fruit, full round mouth with soft tannins and a lingering after taste. Well balanced acidity.

This traditional old world unwooded Sauvignon Blanc is an everyday wine with complex flavours for all occasions, especially salad, pasta, fish and white meat.

variety : Sauvignon Blanc | 100% Sauvignon Blanc
winery : Knorhoek Wines
winemaker : Arno Albertyn
wine of origin : Simonsberg, Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.0 % vol  rs : 3.5 g/l  pH : 3.3  ta : 6.1 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : Drink now or in the next 2-4 years.

in the vineyard : The grapes are grown at high altitude and ripened slowly under cool conditions.

about the harvest: Each block is picked seperately at optinum ripeness in climatic conditions to preserve the taste of the Sauvignon Blanc grape.

in the cellar : The juice is handled cold reductively to preserve the natural flavours. A combination of yeasts was used to cold ferment the juice over a period of 27 days. This is expressed on the nose with an explosion of fresh fruit as well as rich tropical aromas. The wine was kept in stainless steel tanks and left on the lease for a further two months to prolong the shelve life and reduce SO2 levels needed for preservasion.

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