VINIFICATION AND OAKING
This vineyard produces concentrated fruit with excellent natural acidity and good ageing potential and we have tried to apply traditional winemaking practices to bring out the best in the wine. The grapes were pressed and allowed to settle naturally and racked slightly "dirty" to barrel for fermentation. Mainly older, neutral French oak was used (about 5% new).
Malo-lactic fermentation was not encouraged, but a few of the barrels inevitably go through naturally. Partial lees stirring helps to balance the higher acidity and gives the wine some added palate weight. After about 9 months on the lees, the wine was carefully racked, given a light fining and bottled with minimal filtration.
The nose is an intriguing mix of fynbos notes with passion fruit, pineapple, grapefruit and lime. The palate is complex and rich with a finely textured finish. this wine has the characteristics of an age-worthy white wine.
Zusammensetzung: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
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