Sauvignon Blanc 2018

An aromatic Sauvignon Blanc with a combination of tropical, citrus and green aromas. Aromas of gooseberries, guava, lemon zest with hints of asparagus and green fig. A refreshing, crisp acidity finishes off the initial sensation of creaminess on the mid-palate. The ideal companion to traditional chicken pie, but also try it with shellfish or pork.

ANALYSIS
Alcohol 13.4 % vol Sugar 2.4 g/l
TA 6.4 g/l pH 3.48
ACCOLADES
  • SAWi Awards '17 - Grand Slam : 100 points
  • SAWi Awards '17 - Top Ranging Sauvignon Blanc : 2nd Position
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  • Platter's SA Wine Guide '19 : 4 Stars - 2018 vintage
  • Michelangelo Wine Awards '18 : Silver - 2018 vintage
  • Tim Atkin '18 : 91 - 2018 vintage
  • Gold Wine Awards : Gold - 2017 vintage
  • SA Women's Wine & Spirits Awards : Gold - 2017 vintage
  • Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show '18 : Silver - 2017 vintage
  • Decanter World Wine Awards '18 : Commended - 2017 vintage
  • Top 100/NWC '18 : Top 100 & Double Platinum - 2017 vintage
  • Sommelier Wine Awards '18 : Gold - 2017 vintage
  • Michelangelo Wine Awards '17 : Silver - 2017 vintage
  • Tim Atkin '17 : 90 points - 2017 vintage
  • NWC/Top 100 SA Wines '17 : Double Gold - 2016 vintage
  • Veritas '16 : Silver - 2016 vintage
  • IWSC '16 : Silver - 2016 vintage
  • Wine Spectator Review '16 : 87 points - 2015 vintage
  • International Wine Challenge '16 : Gold - 2015 vintage
  • Decanter World Wine Awards '16 : Silver - 2015 vintage
  • NWC/Top 100 SA : Top 100/Double Silver - 2015 vintage
  • Decanter World Wine Awards '16 : Silver - 2015 vintage
  • IWC '16 : Gold - 2015 vintage
  • Michelangelo Wine Awards : Silver - 2015 vintage
  • SBIG FNB Top 10 Sauvignon Blanc '15 : Top 10 - 2015 vintage
  • Platter's SA Wine Guide '16 : Four Star - 2015 vintage
  • Platter's SA Wine Guide '15 : 4 stars - 2014 vintage
  • IWSC '15 : Silver - 2014 vintage
  • IWC '15 : Trophy, Gold - 2014 vintage
  • Tim Atkin '15 : 92 points - 2014 vintage
  • Stephen Tanzer '15 : 90 points - 2014 vintage
  • Decanter World Wine Awards '15 : Silver - 2014 vintage
  • Sommelier Wine Awards '15 : Bronze - 2014 vintage
  • SAWi Awards '15 : Platinum
  • Vertias '13 : Silver - 2013 vintage
  • Platter's SA Wine Guide '14 : 4 stars - 2013 vintage
  • Sommelier Wine Awards '14 : Gold - 2013 vintage
  • Decanter World Wine Awards '14 : Bronze - 2013 vintage
  • Veritas '14 : Silver - 2013 vintage
  • Tim Atkin '14 : 91 points - 2013 vintage
  • Robert Parker '14 : 88 points - 2013 vintage
  • UK IWC '14 : Silver - 2013 vintage
  • SA Wine Index '13 : Platinum - 2013 vintage
  • Michelangelo Wine Awards '12 : Gold - 2012 vintage
  • Platter's SA Wine Guide '13 : 4 stars - 2012 vintage
  • Top 100 SA Wines '13 - 2012 vintage
  • Concours Mondial du Sauvignon '13 : Gold - 2012 vintage
  • Old Mutual Trophy '13 : Best Unwooded SA Sauvignon Blanc - 2012 vintage
  • SAWi Awards '13 - Top SA Sauvignon Blanc
  • Michelangelo Wine Awards '11 : Gold - 2011 vintage
  • Platter's SA Wine Guide '12 : 4 stars - 2011 vintage
  • Concours Mondial du Sauvignon '12 : Gold - 2011 vintage
  • ANA First/Business Class Selection '12 - 2011 vintage
  • IWC '11 : Silver - 2010 vintage
  • Wine Magazine : 4.5 stars - 2010 vintage
  • Platter's SA Wine Guide '11 : 4 stars - 2010 vintage
  • Michelangelo International Wine Awards '10 : Silver - 2010 vintage
  • Top 100 SA Wines '11 - 2010 vintage
  • FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 Competition '10 : Top 10 - 2010 vintage
  • Platter's SA Wine Guide '10 : 4 stars - 2009 vintage
  • Wine Magazine, Nov '09 : 4 stars - 2009 vintage
  • Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show '10 : Trophy for Best Sauvignon Blanc (unwooded) - 2009 vintage
  • Veritas '08 : Double Gold - 2008 vintage
  • Decanter World Wine Awards '09 : Regional Trophy SA Sauvignon Blanc - 2008 vintage
  • Platter's SA Wine Guide '08 : 4 stars - 2008 vintage
  • Wine Magazine, Nov '08 : 3.5 stars - 2008 vintage
  • Wine Spectator : 88 - 2008 vintage
  • Wine Spectator : 88 - 2007 vintage
  • Platter's SA Wine Guide '08 : 4 stars - 2007 vintage
  • Veritas : Gold - 2007 vintage
  • Veritas '07 : Gold - 2007 vintage
  • Platter's SA Wine Guide '07 : 4 stars - 2006 vintage
  • Wine Magazine, Nov '06 : 4.5 stars - 2006 vintage
  • Michelangelo International Wine Awards : Silver - 2005 vintage
  • Wine Spectator : 84 - 2005 vintage
  • Wine Magazine, Nov '05 : 4 stars - 2005 vintage
  • Platter's SA Wine Guide '06 : 4 stars - 2005 vintage
  • SAA Selections '05 : First and Premium Class - 2004 vintage
  • Classic Wine Trophy (SA) : Silver - 2004 vintage
  • Wine Magazine '04 : 3.5 stars - 2004 vintage
  • Michelangelo International Wine Awards '04 : Silver - 2004 vintage
  • Platter's SA Wine Guide '05 : 4 stars - 2004 vintage
  • Wine of the Month Club '03 : Reserve - 2003 vintage
  • Michelangelo International Wine Awards '04 : Silver - 2003 vintage
  • Michelangelo International Wine Awards '03 : Silver - 2003 vintage
  • Wine Magazine '03 : 3 stars - 2003 vintage
  • Platter's SA Wine Guide '04 : 4 stars - 2003 vintage
  • Platters's SA Wine Guide '03 : 4.5 stars - 2002 vintage
  • Michelangelo International Wine Awards '02 : Silver - 2002 vintage
  • Platter's SA Wine Guide '02 : 3.5 stars - 2001 vintage
VINEYARDS & VINIFICATION

Facing: South and East
Soil types: Slate and Sandstone
Age of vines: Average age of 13 years
Vineyard area: 14.06 ha
Yield per hectare: 9 t/ha
Trellised: Extended 6 wire Perold
Irrigation: Supplementary
Clone: SB316 on Richter 99, SB10 on Richter 110
Harvest date: 8 February - 2 March 2018
Degree balling at harvest: Early morning hand harvested at 20 – 23.5ºB
Vinification: Reductive style, cold crush 8°C; Skin contact for 8 hours, only free run juice used; Settle for 2 days at 10°C; Fermentation for 22- 30 days at 11°C with selected yeast strains; 4 months on lees contact with monthly tank bâttonage.
Optimum drinking time: 1 – 3 years after release

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