Kanu Bulkamp Sauvignon Blanc Limited Release 2000

Straw coloured with a green tinge. A veritable, tropical fruit bowl of melon, pineapple, gooseberry with hints of nettle and green capsicum on the nose. Honeyed ripe flavours on the palate; good balance between natural fruit sugars and acids result in a long lingering aftertaste. Partner with roast duck; fresh seared tuna; barbecued galjoen (blackfish); crayfish; Parma ham; smoked chicken; French onion soup; roast vegetable salad; and fresh strawberries.

variety : Sauvignon Blanc [ Sauvignon Blanc ]
winery : Kanu Wines
winemaker : Teddy Hall
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.0 % vol  rs : 4.5 g/l  pH : 3.52  ta : 7.0 g/l  
pack : Bottle  

ageing : Drinking well now, but will gain intricacy with bottle maturation.

in the vineyard : The grapes were hand picked at optimum fruit intensity from a uniquely situated , trellised, one hectare vineyard block in the prime Koelenhof area of Stellenbosch. This specific vineyard block is located on the historical site of an old ‘Bulkamp’ – the Afrikaans word to describe a rustic enclosure to partition the bulls from the rest of the herd. The grapes were harvested in the early morning to ensure coolness and lightly crushed.

in the cellar : Only the free-run juice was used and reductive winemaking techniques protected the fresh fruit flavours. The must was fermented for thirty five days between 6°-10°C with a cultured yeast strain. After fermentation the wine was cold stabilised and given a gentle filtration before being bottled.

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