Mont Rochelle Sauvignon Blanc 2014

The nose shows powerful aromatics of pineapple, passion fruit and stone fruits. The palate is refreshing with notes of apple and pear upfront with a rich passion fruit mid pallet. The wine is finished by a focused minerality and a clean acidity. Extended lees contact and barrel fermentation lends a hand to the full mouth-feel and lingering finish of this stunning wine.


variety : Sauvignon Blanc [ Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier ]
winemaker : Dustin Osborne
wine of origin : Franschhoek
analysis : alc : 13.92 % vol  rs : 2.1 g/l  pH : 3.36  ta : 6.1 g/l  va : 0.43 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Mineral  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

The Mont Rochelle Sauvignon blanc is made solely from fruit produced from our Mont Rochelle vineyards. A small percentage of Viognier was blended into the wine, with part of the wine being fermented in neutral oak barrels for increased complexity and texture. Freshness and layered fruit complexity are the hallmarks of the Sauvignon blanc. Drinkability is the most important focus with a combination of green and tropical flavours creating a delicious wine year after year.

in the vineyard : 

The 2014 vintage was characterised by cool mornings and dry conditions during the day. The South easter wind in December helped with lowering the yield slightly. A relatively cold winter helped with better yields this vintage and the early ripening cultivars such as Chardonnay and Sauvignon blanc were outstanding! The red varietals showed full ripeness at lower sugar levels with good concentration achieved in, especially, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. 

Region Franschhoek
Vine age 20 years
Vines per Ha 4,000
Altitude 350m

about the harvest: Harvested: 12 February 2014
Harvest Method: Hand
Harvested in the cool of the morning.

in the cellar : 

The grapes were carefully selected in the vineyard before a gentle crushing and pressing. The juice was settled for two days followed by fermentation in stainless steel tank and a small percentage of natural fermentation in older French oak barrels. A small percentage of Viognier was blended in to the wine after completion of fermentation. The wine was aged on the lees for 8 months to impart a full, crisp finish. 

Malolactic None
Fermentation Stainless Steel, French Oak
Bottled 11 February 2015
Barrels 4th Fill French Oak, 9%
Production: 8300 bottles

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