Delheim Sauvignon Blanc 2002

A classic example of Sauvignon Blanc with grassy and fig aromas on the palate with a lingering crisp and dry finish. The wine will compliment food dishes such as seafoood, poultry and salads.


variety : Sauvignon Blanc [ Sauvignon Blanc ]
winemaker : Conrad Vlok
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.49 % vol  rs : 2.0 g/l  pH : 3.43  ta : 7.5 g/l  
type : White  
pack : Bottle  

in the vineyard : Sauvignon Blanc vineyards are south facing, 9 years old and 420m above sea level. Planted with a vine spacing of 1.2m x 2.7m in deep, red, well draining sandy-loam soil. The vineyard tends to be too vigorous. Additional summer pruning and tipping keeps it in balance. Yields of 6 tonnes per hectare are achieved.
Age of vines: Planted 1993
Clone: Mixed

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested by hand at 23.5º Balling in the morning to ensure cool grapes.

in the cellar : Crushed, destemmed and mash-cooled before settling. Skin contact for 8 hours. Free-run juice was kept seperate. Cold fermented in steel tanks with selected yeast strains until dry. Wine kept on primary lees for 2 months.
Bottling Date: 15 May 2002
Release Date: 01 June 2002

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