Clos Malverne Sauvignon Blanc 1999

The wine is full, dry and easily drinkable. It has a tropical fruit and flinty character with hints of asparagus and grass on the nose that lingers on the palate. Ready for drinking now to really appreciate its fruitiness.


variety : Sauvignon Blanc | Sauvignon Blanc
winemaker : I.P. Smit
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.0 % vol  rs : 3.3 g/l  pH : 3.68  ta : 6.0 g/l  
type : White  
pack : Bottle  

ageing : Drink now!

in the cellar : The grapes were hand- harvested at optimal ripeness. They were then destalked and crushed. The mash was cooled to 10°C and skin contact lasted about 8 hours. Sulpherdioxide and Ascorbic acid were added before skin contact took place. The average temperature during fermentation was 12°C. After fermentation the wine was given lees contact and protein and tartrate stabilization was done before bottling commenced.

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