Wild Ferment Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Grapes are hand harvested early morning at 23.5 balling. Portions of the grapes are whole bunched pressed and the other portion goes through the de-stemmer and is crushed for skin contact. One day of settling and then barrelled in 400l French oak barrels. Natural fermentation takes place over the next 40 – 60 days at 13°V . Once fermentation is completed the barrels are matured for up to 10 months with monthly battônage of the lees. No malolactic fermentation takes place. 13% 1st fill, 29% 2nd fill, 29% 3rd fill and 29% 4th fill barrels of tight grain with medium toast.

ANALYSIS
Alcohol 13.5% vol Sugar 5 g/l
TA 6.7 g/l pH 3.42
ACCOLADES
  • SAWi Awards '18 - Platinum : 98.4 points - 2018 vintage
  • IWC Tranche 2’20 : Silver - 2018 vintage
  • Decanter World Wine Awards’20 : Platinum - 2018 vintage
  • SA SBIG Top Ten’20 : Winner - 2018 vintage
  • Sommelier Wine Awards '20 : Gold - 2018 vintage
  • Platter's SA Wine Guide '20 : 4.5 Stars - 2018 vintage
  • Tim Atkin '19 Report : 93 points - 2018 vintage
  • Six Nations Australia’19 : Trophy winner - 2017 vintage
  • Decanter World Wine Awards '19 : Silver - 2017 vintage
  • Veritas '18 : Gold - 2017 vintage
  • Tim Atkin '18 : 94 points - 2017 vintage
  • Michelangelo '18 : Platinum Medal - 2017 vintage
  • Platter's SA Wine Guide '19 : 4.5 Stars - 2017 vintage
  • IWSC’19 : Silver - 2017 vintage
  • Decanter World Wine Awards '18 : Gold - 2016 vintage
  • Sommelier Wine Awards '18 : Gold - 2016 vintage
  • Tim Atkin '17 : 93 points - 2016 vintage
  • Stephen Tanzer USA '17 : 92 points - 2015 vintage
  • IWSC '16 : Silver Outstanding - 2015 vintage
  • International Wine Challenge '15 : silver - 2014 vintage
  • Platter's SA Wine Guide '14 : 5 stars - 2012 vintage
  • Sommelier Wine Awards '20 : Gold - 2018 vintage
  • Platter's SA Wine Guide '20 : 4.5 Stars - 2018 vintage
  • Tim Atkin '19 Report : 93 points - 2018 vintage
  • Old Mutual Wine Trophy '19 : Silver - 2017 vintage
  • Decanter World Wine Awards '19 : Silver - 2017 vintage
  • Concours Mondial du Bruxelles : Silver Medal - 2017 vintage
  • Veritas '18 : Gold - 2017 vintage
  • Tim Atkin '18 : 94 points - 2017 vintage
  • Michelangelo '18 : Platinum Medal - 2017 vintage
  • Platter's SA Wine Guide '19 : 4.5 Stars - 2017 vintage
  • IWSC '18 : Silver - 2016 vintage
  • Veritas '18 : Gold - 2016 vintage
  • Concours Mondial de Bruxelles '18 : Gold - 2016 vintage
  • Decanter World Wine Awards '18 : Gold - 2016 vintage
  • Sommelier Wine Awards '18 : Gold - 2016 vintage
  • Concours Mondial Du Sauvignon '18 : Gold - 2016 vintage
  • Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show '18 : Silver - 2016 vintage
  • Top100/NWC '18 : Top 100 & Double Platinum - 2016 vintage
  • Tim Atkin '17 : 93 points - 2016 vintage
  • Stephen Tanzer USA '17 : 92 points - 2015 vintage
  • Veritas '16 : Silver - 2015 vintage
  • IWSC '16 : Silver Oustanding - 2015 vintage
  • NWC/Top 100 SA '16 : Top 100/Double Gold - 2015 vintage
  • Platter SA Wine Guide '16 : 4.5 star - 2014 vintage
  • IWSC '15 : Bronze - 2014 vintage
  • Tim Atkin '15 : 93 points - 2014 vintage
  • International Wine Challenge '15 : silver - 2014 vintage
  • Decanter World Wine Awards '14 : Silver - 2013 vintage
  • Platter's SA Wine Guide '15 : 4.5 stars - 2013 vintage
  • Top 100 SA Wines '14 : Top 100 - 2013 vintage
  • Platter's SA Wine Guide '14 : 5 stars - 2012 vintage
VINEYARDS & VINIFICATION

Facing: South
Soil types: Bokkeveld Slate, Koffieklip and Gravel
Age: 15 years
Planted: 14.51 ha
Yield per hectare: 9 t/ha
Trellised: Extended 6 wire Perold
Irrigation: Supplementary
Clone: SB159, 317 on Richter 99
Harvest date: 20 February - 03 March 2019

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