Balance Winemaker’s Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2017

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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 % vol  rs : 3.7 g/l  pH : 3.54  ta : 5.9 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 2017 harvest resulted in a larger harvest than 2016, despite challenges due to dry growth and ripening periods. Night temperatures were low with exceptionally cold weather conditions and vineyards showed good and balanced growth. Water supplies were sufficient in most cases to ripen the harvest while the ripening period was also cooler than usual. Acidity levels are good with lower pH levels and sufficient sugar levels in general. The season was characterized by healthy grapes with good flavour and full-bodied characteristics.

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 batonnage was applied for a week. Wine was then rack and left on the fine lees till right before bottling.

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