Steenberg Black Swan Sauvignon Blanc 2016

The Black Swan 2016 shows notes of honeydew melon, zesty lime marmalade and cape gooseberry on the nose, while the palate complements the aromas with white peach, spicy green peppercorn, tart granadilla, candied lemon and fresh fig leaves. A nervous acidity accompanies the full, unctuous palate due to extended lees contact in tank.

This is a great food wine

variety : Sauvignon Blanc | 100% Sauvignon Blanc
winemaker : JD Pretorius
wine of origin : Constantia
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 2.5 g/l  pH : 3.40  ta : 5.5 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  taste : Mineral  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

ageing : will reward cellaring between 5 - 10 years.

in the vineyard : The Sauvignon Blanc is selected from three vineyards.
Soil type: Clovelly /Oakleaf/ Avalon
Trellising: Elongated Perold
Age of vines:  10 - 27 years

about the harvest: Harvest Date: February 2016
Yield: 6.5 ton/ha

in the cellar : The Black Swan Sauvignon Blanc is a blend of the top two Sauvignon Blanc vineyards on Steenberg and is a selection of the best fruit from the vintage. The grapes were crushed / de-stemmed and left on the skins for 18 hours. The juice was then left to settle for 2 days before fermentation. A slow and cold fermentation resulted in a full, rich wine. The wine was kept on the lees for 8 months before being stabilised and bottled in October 2016.

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