Vergelegen Sauvignon Blanc Reserve Schaapenberg 2000

The wine shows green fig, gooseberries, guava, cut grass, and most importantly a core of minerally - flinty flavours. The taste is full and long. Serve chilled at 10 to 12ºC with grilled chicken, fish or asparagus.

variety : Sauvignon Blanc [ Sauvignon Blanc ]
winery : Vergelegen Wines
winemaker : Andre van Rensberg
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 2.1 g/l  pH : 3.41  ta : 7.0 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  
pack : Bottle  

SAA First class for 2001, as well as runner up for the white wine trophy.

ageing : Can be enjoyed now, but will be great in 12 to 24 months.

in the vineyard : Unwooded Sauvignon Blanc from the single Schaapenberg Vineyard. South west facing slopes on the Schaapenberg and facing the nearby False Bay coastline. The soils are Clovelly / decomposed granites. The vineyards is dry land.

in the cellar : After destemming/crushing the juice is left of the skins for 18hrs at 8ºC. This is followed by a light pressing and settling at low temperatures for 8 days. The clean juice is then fermented with Vin 7 for 21 days at 14ºC. No lees contact is allowed.

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