Devon Hill Sauvignon Blanc 2001

Ripe fig, pineapple and tropical flavours. Powerful with a mouthfilling supple experience. Very well balanced with a long, lingering finish. Delicious with any seafood from oysters to smoked fish, gammon, chicken or asparagus.


variety : Sauvignon Blanc | Sauvignon Blanc
winemaker : 
wine of origin : Devon Valley
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 1.7 g/l  pH : 3.6  ta : 5.8 g/l  
type : White  
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
Veritas 2002 - Gold
Juliet Cullinan 2002 - Silver
in the vineyard : Climate: As the Valley lies less than 20 km from the False Bay coast; it is greatly affected by the cool south sea breezes, which prevail in the summer months. Winter brings on the moisture-laden northwest winds, which result in most of the Valley’s 750 mm of annual rainfall.
Soil: Deep red, Hutton, Clovelly soils
Trellising: Hedged (Perold system)
Yield: 4 – 6 tons/ha

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested by hand at 26° Balling.

in the cellar : Only selected bunches were destemmed and crushed, before maceration on the skins were allowed for 24 hours. The skins were pressed and allowed to settle at 6°C, before a pure yeast culture was added for fermentation at 10-13° C for 15 days. Maceration on the lees was allowed for a further 21 days before the wine was fined and bottled. (Production of 800 x 6 cases)

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