Cape Point Vineyards Isliedh 2014

Named after Sybrand’s granddaughter, Isliedh best reflects the uniqueness of our Noordhoek Estate: Here a special block of severely windswept vines yield tiny crops of concentrated and well structured Sauvignon Blanc.

The wine displays a complex array of Stone fruit, floral notes, limes, grapefruit and spicy oak. The palate is rich, seductive and exotic while still retaining the characteristic of Cape Point mineral edge.

Pair with Fresh line fish, crayfish, rich chicken dishes and even duck.

variety : Sauvignon Blanc | 82% Sauvignon Blanc, 18% Semillon
winemaker : Duncan Savage
wine of origin : Cape Point
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 2.0 g/l  pH : 3.3  ta : 6.8 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  taste : Mineral   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
92 pts Robert Parker, Neal Martin, Oct 31 issue
Platter 2013 Description: ★★★★★
Best White Blend in the world over £15: Decanter World Wine Awards 2013
Rated 93 Points by Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Rated 92 Points by Wine Spectator (Feb 2014):
A Top 100 South African Wine – Top 100 South African Wine Awards (2011) Double Gold – Five Nations Challenge (2011)
Rated 5 Stars – Decanter Magazine (2011)
Gold – Decanter World Wine Awards (2011)
93 Point Score – Neal Maartin, Wine Advocate (2011) (Highest rated Sauvignon driven wine) (2011)
SAWI Icon award (2011)
Gold Medal – Decanter World Wine Awards 2010
5 Star rated by The Platter’s SA Wine Guide for 2011
Platter Description 2009: ★★★★★
5 Star rated by The Platter’s SA Wine Guide for 2010
Regional Trophy – South African White Blend – Decanter World Wine Awards 2010
International Trophy – White Blend– Decanter World Wine Awards 2010
Platter Description 2008: ★★★★★
5 Star rated by The Platter’s SA Wine Guide for 2009
Decanter Magazine 5 star rated, by Tim Atkin (December 2009)
Platter Description 2007: ★★★★★
5 Star rated by The Platter’s SA Wine Guide for 2008
Trophy Winner – Best White Blend (Museum Class) – Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2010
Rated 92 points by Wine Spectator 2008
Platter Description 2006: ★★★★★
SA Champion White Wine Blend (SBW Trophy) SA Young Wine Show 2005
Trophy Winner – Best Wooded White Blend – Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2006
Trophy Winner – Best White Wine – Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2006
5 Star rated by The Platter’s SA Wine Guide for 2007
Voted “Best White Wine on Show” WineX Cape Town 2006
Gold Medal – Decanter World Wine Awards 2008
Rated 91 points by Wine Spectator 2007
Gold Medal – (Museum Class) – Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2010
★★★★1/2 by Wine magazine.
Gold Medal – Veritas Wine Awards 2005
Trophy Winner – Best Sauvignon Blanc – Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2006
Best in its Class International Wine & Spirit Competition London 2006

ageing : Cape Point Vineyards Isliedh2014 is drinking beautifully at present and reward for many years to come.

in the vineyard : Trellis : Vertical trellis
Planting Density : 3200 vines/ha
Soil : Decomposed granite
Irrigation : Drip
Yield : 4 tons/ha

about the harvest: Grapes for this wine are picked on the picturesque south-facing Noordhoek slopes from the Peninsulas’ southern-most vineyards. The grapes were harvested between 23°B and 25°B in the early hours of the morning and were all hand-picked.

in the cellar : Skin: Contact none, whole bunch pressed
Settling: 8 hours
Yeast: Inoculated and spontaneous ferment
Fermentation: 95% barrel (50% new)
Fermentation Temperature 5% amphora 18-20°C
Lees Ageing 10 months on gross lees. 10 months with regular mixing

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