Oak Valley Fountain of Youth Sauvignon Blanc 2017

A wine grown high up on the foothills of the Groenlandberg in the cool climate of Elgin resulting in slow ripening that develops beautiful, zesty tropical fruit.

variety : Sauvignon Blanc [ 95% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Sémillon ]
winery : Oak Valley
winemaker : Quentin Gobregts
wine of origin : Elgin
analysis : alc : 13.68 % vol  rs : 1.8 g/l  pH : 3.3  ta : 6.2 g/l  va : 0.42 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  taste : Mineral   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

In 1898, Sir Antonie Viljoen, the founder of Oak Valley, discovered a crystal clear fresh water spring on the lower foothills of the Groenlandberg Mountain Range soon after his purchase of the property. So good was this water that Sir Antonie had it piped over many miles to his home and proclaimed it the Fountain of Youth.

in the vineyard : With the cool climate of Elgin resulting in a delayed ripening time, our Sauvignon Blanc is allowed to mature in the vineyard where other warmer regions do not have this luxury. Reductive winemaking with cool fermentation temperatures results in a wine bursting with beautiful depth of fruit.

about the harvest: Oak Valley 'Fountain of Youth' Sauvignon Blanc expresses fruit aromas of passion fruit, white peach and litchi with a slight herbaceous undertone. Flavours of passion fruit persist on the palate, particularly granadilla, lemons, white pear, gooseberry and a lovely saline finish that reminds one of fresh oyster shells or sea salt.

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