Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Grapes are hand harvested early morning at 21-23.5 balling. Winemaking processing is done in reductive conditions with the use of dry ice and carbon dioxide gas. Grapes crushed at 8°C with approximately five hours skin contact before a light pressing. Two days of juice settling followed by racking and addition of selected yeast. Fermentation is at 11°C for approximately 24 days. Finally, the wine is further maturated on fine lees for additional four months with a monthly battônage of tank before the final blending and bottling.

ANALYSIS
Alcohol 13.5% vol Sugar 3.1 g/l
TA 6.2 g/l pH 3.45
ACCOLADES
  • Veritas ’20 : Silver - 2020 vintage
  • IWC Trianche 2 ’20 : Bronze - 2019 vintage
  • Decanter Word Wine Awards’20 - 2019 vintage
  • Tim Atkin report’20 : 93 points - 2019 vintage
  • Platter’s Guide’21 : 4,5 stars - 2019 vintage
  • FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 Competition '19 : Top 10 - 2019 vintage
  • Tim Atkin '19 Report : 92 points - 2018 vintage
  • Tim Atkin '18 : 93 - 2017 vintage
  • Tim Atkin '17 : 93 points - 2016 vintage
  • Stephen Tanzer - USA '17 : 91 points - 2015 vintage
  • Decanter World Wine Awards '13 : International Trophy for top Sauvignon Blanc above £15 - 2012 vintage
  • SAWI Awards '18 : Platinum - 2018 vintage
  • SAWi Awards '17 - Grand Slam : 100 points
  • SAWi Awards '17 - Top Ranking Sauvignon Blanc : 3rd Position
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  • Sommelier Wine Awards '20 : Silver - 2019 vintage
  • FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 Competition '19 : Top 10 - 2019 vintage
  • Concours du Sauvignon '20 : Gold - 2019 vintage
  • Platter's SA Wine Guide '20 : 4.5 stars - 2018 vintage
  • Veritas '19 : Gold - 2018 vintage
  • Novare SA Terroir Award '19 Kaap Agulhas District : Top Sauvignon Blanc - 2018 vintage
  • Tim Atkin '19 Report : 92 points - 2018 vintage
  • IWSC '19 : Silver - 2018 vintage
  • Concours Mondial de Bruxelles '18 : Silver - 2018 vintage
  • Nestlé Pure Life Trophy for Best Sauvignon Blanc '19 - 2018 vintage
  • Decanter World Wine Awards '19 : Silver - 2018 vintage
  • NWC Top 100 '19 : Double Gold - 2018 vintage
  • Veritas '18 : Gold - 2018 vintage
  • Michelangelo Awards '18 : Double Gold - 2018 vintage
  • IWSC '18 : Silver - 2017 vintage
  • Platter SA Wine Guide '19 : 4.5 Star - 2017 vintage
  • Veritas '18 : Silver - 2017 vintage
  • Tim Atkin '18 : 93 - 2017 vintage
  • Walker Bay and Cape Agulhas Districts Terroir Awards '18 : Top Sauvignon Blanc - 2017 vintage
  • Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show '18 : Bronze - 2017 vintage
  • Concours Mondial de Bruxelles '18 : Silver - 2017 vintage
  • Decanter World Wine Awards '18 : Silver - 2017 vintage
  • Platter's Wine Guide '18 : 5 stars - 2016 vintage
  • IWSC '17 : Silver - 2016 vintage
  • Tim Atkin '17 : 93 points - 2016 vintage
  • Decanter Wine World Awards '17 : Silver - 2016 vintage
  • Vertias '16 : Double Gold - 2016 vintage
  • Platters '17 : 4.5 points - 2015 vintage
  • Stephen Tanzer - USA '17 : 91 points - 2015 vintage
  • IWSC '16 : Silver Outstanding - 2015 vintage
  • NWC/Top 100 SA '16 : Top 100/Double Silver - 2015 vintage
  • Decanter Wold Wine Awards '16 : Gold - 2015 vintage
  • Concours Mondial du Sauvignon '16 : Gold - 2015 vintage
  • Veritas '15 : Double Gold - 2015 vintage
  • SA Terroir Wine Awards '15 : Top Sauvignon Blanc - 2015 vintage
  • Michelangelo Wine Awards '15 : Silver - 2015 vintage
  • Platter SA Wine Guide '16 : Five Star - 2014 vintage
  • Michelangelo International Wine Awards '14 : Silver - 2014 vintage
  • IWSC '15 : Silver - 2014 vintage
  • Decanter World Wine Awards '15 : Silver - 2014 vintage
  • Sommelier Wine Awards '15 : Bronze - 2014 vintage
  • International Wine Challenge '15 : Bronze - 2014 vintage
  • Michelangelo International Wine Awards '14 : Silver - 2013 vintage
  • Decanter World Wine Awards '14 : Silver - 2013 vintage
  • Platter SA Wine Guide '15 : 4.5 Star - 2013 vintage
  • Veritas '14 : Silver - 2013 vintage
  • Robert Parker '14 : 88 Points - 2013 vintage
  • Veritas '13 : Silver - 2012 vintage
  • Michelangelo International Wine Awards '12 : Silver - 2012 vintage
  • Platter's SA Wine Guide '13 : 4 stars - 2012 vintage
  • Decanter World Wine Awards '13 : International Trophy for top Sauvignon Blanc above £15 - 2012 vintage
  • Veritas '13 : Gold - 2012 vintage
  • Platter SA Wine Guide '14 : Four Star - 2012 vintage
  • SAWi Awards '13 : Platinum
  • Decanter World Wine Awards : Regional Trophy - 2012 vintage
  • Top 100 SA Wines '13 : Top 100 - 2012 vintage
  • Veritas '11 : Gold - 2011 vintage
  • FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 Competition '11 : Top 10 - 2011 vintage
  • Michelangelo International Wine Awards '11 : Silver - 2011 vintage
  • Platter's SA Wine Guide '12 : 4 stars - 2011 vintage
  • Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show '12 : Silver - 2011 vintage
  • Robert Parker's WineAdvocate, Dec '12 : 89 points - 2011 vintage
  • Sommelier Wine Awards '12 : Gold - 2011 vintage
  • Top 100 SA Wines '12 : Top 100 - 2011 vintage
  • South African Terrior Awards '13 : Sauvignon Blanc Varietal Trophy - 2011 vintage
  • SA Top 10 Sauvignon Blanc '11 : Top 10 - 2011 vintage
  • Top 100 SA Wines '11 : Top 100 - 2010 vintage
  • Veritas '10 : Gold - 2010 vintage
  • Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show '11 : Silver - 2010 vintage
  • Michelangelo International Wine Awards '10 : Silver - 2010 vintage
  • Platter's SA Wine Guide, '11 : 4 stars - 2010 vintage
  • Wine Magazine : 3.5 stars - 2010 vintage
  • Winemakers Choice, Sep '09 : Diamond Award - 2009 vintage
  • Wine Magazine, Nov '09 : 4 stars - 2009 vintage
  • Platter's SA Wine Guide '10 : 4 stars - 2009 vintage
  • Wine Magazine, Nov '08, SA Top Ten : 4 stars - 2008 vintage
  • Winemakers Choice, Sep '08 : Diamond Award - 2008 vintage
  • Platter's SA Wine Guide '09 : 4 stars - 2008 vintage
VINEYARDS & VINIFICATION

Facing: South
Soil types: Bokkeveld Slate, Koffieklip and Gravel
Age: 16 years
Planted: 14.51 ha
Yield per hectare: 9 t/ha
Trellised: Extended 6 wire Perold
Irrigation: Supplementary
Clone: SB10, SB159, SB316 on Richter 99
Harvest date: 5 - 18 February 2020

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