Nederburg Winemasters Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Colour: Brilliant with greenish tinges.
Bouquet: Melon and herbaceous nuances with fresh gooseberries and a hint of green figs.
Palate: Distinctive gooseberry and herbaceous flavours support a balanced palate with a pleasant lingering finish.

Excellent served with seafood, salads, chicken, veal and light meals.

variety : Sauvignon Blanc [ 100% Sauvignon Blanc ]
winery : Nederburg Wines
winemaker : Wim Truter
wine of origin : 
analysis : alc : 13.62 % vol  rs : 1.91 g/l  pH : 3.34  ta : 6.38 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Screwcap  

2013 International Wine and Spirit Competition - Bronze
in the vineyard : Vineyards: The grapes were sourced from vineyards in the Durbanville, Stellenbosch, Paarl and Darling areas. The vines, situated some 100m to 150m above sea level and planted between 1980 and 1999, are grown in Clovelly, Hutton, Tukulu and Oakleaf soils.

Grafted onto nematoderesistant rootstock Richter 99 and 101-14, the vines received supplementary irrigation from a micro-irrigation system while some vines are grown under dryland conditions

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested by hand and machine between 22° and 24° Balling from February to March.

in the cellar : The fruit was crushed and cool-fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks at 15° C for a period of two to three weeks. A proportion of the grapes received skin contact for four to six hours before the free-run juice was drained. The wine was left on the fermentation lees for two months prior to final blending. Juice and wine movements were kept reductive with minimal mechanical handling to retain the distinctive Sauvignon blanc flavour and quality.

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