Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc 2011

The wine is dominated by lovely tropical notes with underlying herbaceous tones on the nose, fading into green pepper and asparagus as it opens up. It is underlined with a core of mineral flavours. A crisp line of acidity carries the wine beautifully, with a firm and lingering aftertaste.

Best enjoyed with good friends!

variety : Sauvignon Blanc [ 100% Sauvignon Blanc ]
winemaker : JD Pretorius
wine of origin : Constantia
analysis : alc : 13.0 % vol  rs : 1.5 g/l  pH : 3.37  ta : 6.8 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
2012 Veritas Wine Awards - Bronze Medal
Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2012 - Bronze
in the vineyard : Soil type: Clovelly
Trellising: Elongated Perold
Age of vines: 3 - 22 years
Pruning: Spur - 2 bud
Rootstock: Richter 110

This wine is made up of a series of Sauvignon Blanc building blocks from different sites on the farm, harvested at different times during the season. Each block yields unique characteristics ranging from flinty to grass pepper to gooseberry flavours. 2011 sees a couple of young vineyards coming into production, adding more layers to this amazing wine.

about the harvest: The grapes were machine harvested in the cool early mornings to retain the delicate flavours.
Harvest Date: February - March 2011
Yield: 7.0t/ha

in the cellar : Skin maceration occurred after crushing for approximately 8 – 24 hours at 10° C. The juice settled overnight after which it was racked off clean, inoculated with yeast and allowed to ferment for up to 30 days at 13° C. Post fermentation the wine lay on fine lees for 90 days until blending, stabilizing and bottling took place.

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