Diemersdal Wild Horseshoe Sauvignon Blanc 2016

The Wild Horse Shoe Sauvignon Blanc had a 96 hour skin contact which has resulted in concentrated passion fruit, apple and pear fruit aromas. On the palate there’s a lovely spicy, slightly grippy twist and that counters the richness of the French oak.

Full flavoured seafood dishes and creamy soup or blackened, spicy pan-fried fish.

variety : Sauvignon Blanc | 100% Sauvignon Blanc
winemaker : Thys Louw
wine of origin : Durbanville
analysis : alc : 13.05 % vol  rs : 1.6 g/l  pH : 3.48  ta : 6.3 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : Terroir: Slope: South facing slopesbr /Soil: Decomposed granite (Hutton) with high clay contentbr /Climate: Moderate with cooling sea breezes from the Atlantic Ocean.br /Viticulture: Yield: 3 t/habr /Trellising: 4 wire Peroldbr /Age of vines: 27 yearsbr /Irrigation: Dry-land conditions

about the harvest: The grapes hand harvested at 24° Balling.

in the cellar : Crushed and destemmed - reductively. Skin contact of 96 hours, and the free-run juice was further fermented in 500L French oak barrels. Natural fermentation was done at 18-20°C and finished off with VIN7. Maturation: Post fermentation lees contact of 10 months, stirred up once a week to enhance mouth feel and concentration. The wine was bottled unfiltered and sediment may occur over time.

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