Bay View Sauvignon Blanc 2001

Crisp acids with citrus and grassy flavours, rounded off by a lingering finish.

variety : Sauvignon Blanc [ Sauvignon Blanc ]
winemaker : Christo Versfeld
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 13.8 % vol  rs : 2.4 g/l  pH : 3.3  ta : 6.6 g/l  
type : White  

in the vineyard : Soil type: Hutton and Clovelly
Climate: Unusually hot, dry winter and summer. Temperate conditions at outset led to exceptional warmth prior to harvest.
Cases produced: 2820 x 12

about the harvest: Through good vineyard management we managed to get grapes off in time to maintain some good structure and flavour. The grapes were harvested the first week of January 2001.

in the cellar : Grapes were destemmed and crushed, given 3-4 hours skin contact and thereafter fermented in stainless steel tanks. The wine was made reductively, excluding as much air as possible during the winemaking process in order to retain substantial fruit flavours. Prior to bottling, the wine was gently fined and filtered.

Grapes, juice and wine were treated reductively until bottled in a further successful attempt to maintain as much fruit as possible.

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