Balance Winemakers Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2016

A fine integration of tropical fruit and fig flavours and a beautiful crisp minerality.

Complements dishes with Antipasto, Salad Nicoise, shrimp cocktail, grilled swordfish or Thai green curry.

variety : Sauvignon Blanc | 100% Sauvignon Blanc
winemaker : Willie Malan and Ben Snyman
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 3.0 g/l  pH : 3.3  ta : 6.2 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : 2 - 3 years from bottling.

in the vineyard : The vineyards lies in deep red soils ensuring excellent water-retention and adding structure and fullness to the wines.

about the harvest: The 2016 harvest was significantly smaller than the past three years, which were characterised by record harvests. Most warmer regions also saw a later than usual finish to the harvesting period. The smaller crop sizes ensured greater concentration of fruit present in the berries which resulted in more flavourful wines.

in the cellar : Cold skin maceration was carried out for six hours, juice then fermented in stainless steel tanks for three weeks at 12°C. Wine was left on the gross lees where batonage was applied for a week. Wine was then rack and left on the fine lees till right before bottling.

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