Sixpence Sauvignon Blanc / Semillon 2011

Wow, wotta nose. Could not be fresher or fruitier !! Loaded with ripe, tropical fruit like litchi and mango with fine citrus backing. Fresh mown grass is also there with floral hints in the background. Tropical fruit dominates the fresh, lively mouth. Lots of flavour to the degree that the fruitiness almost appears sweet although it is beautifully balanced with the lively acidity. Ends full of fruit but dry.

Very versatile. Drink as an aperitif or all manner of light foods.

variety : Sauvignon Blanc [ 65% Sauvignon Blanc, 35% Semillon ]
winemaker : Stanley Louw
wine of origin : Slanghoek
analysis : alc : 12.5 % vol  rs : 2.4 g/l  pH : 3.55  ta : 5.9 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Screwcap  

AWARDS
Michelangelo CCL International Wine Awards 2010: Silver Medal

ageing : Delightful wine now in its youth and should develop well over year or two.

in the vineyard : Sixpence was the nickname given to shepherd Daniel Smiles who looked after the flocks of sheep that roamed the farm in the 1950's and 1960's, when current owner Stanley Louw was a boy.

The Sauvignon Blanc vineyards were planted on what had been grazing land, and they have been referred to as Sixpence's Vineyards ever since.

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