Devon View Sauvignon Blanc 2001

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Tropical, grassy flavours excite the senses, with an expectation of fullness that carries through to the finish.

variety : Sauvignon Blanc [ Sauvignon Blanc ]
winemaker : 
wine of origin : Devon Valley
analysis : alc : 14.56 % vol  rs : 2.1 g/l  pH : 3.6  ta : 6.5 g/l  
type : White  

Wine of the Month Club: Editor's Choice
*** in John Platter Guide 2003
in the vineyard : Climate: Mediterranean – The summers are warm and dry with cold, wet winters. The annual rainfall is approximately 600-800 mm.
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.

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