Excelsior Sauvignon Blanc 2001

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Brilliant, pale green colour. Fresh fig, nettle and capsicum aromas, leading to gooseberry asparagus flavours. Full, juicy palate lingers into a crisp and fruity finish.


variety : Sauvignon Blanc | Sauvignon Blanc
winemaker : Jaco Marais
wine of origin : Breede River
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 2.2 g/l  pH : 3.38  ta : 5.9 g/l  so2 : 110 mg/l  fso2 : 38 mg/l  
type : White  

AWARDS
The South African Trophy Wine Show 2002 - Bronze
Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2001 - Gold Medal.

ageing : Drink within 24 months of harvest.

about the harvest: The grapes were picked at 24º Balling.

in the cellar : Reductively made, i.e Ascorbic acid, Sulphur and Carbon Dioxide sparging. Cold settling (24 hours). Cold fermentation at 12ºC for 16 days. Cold stabilised and filtered before bottling.

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