2011 Sauvignon Blanc
We source our Sauvignon Blanc fruit from a small lot on our Jardine Vineyard. Sauvignon Blanc heralds the beginning of harvest, which in 2011 was in late September. The fruit is picked in the cool morning hours and immediately delivered to the winery. The membrane press we use to process the fruit leaves a very low level of solids in the resulting juice and therefore preserves more of the varietal characteristics and acidity in the finished wine. The wine is fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks to preserve the aromatics of the variety. Following fermentation, the wine is transferred into smaller tanks for four months and lees stirring takes place to soften the wine and increase mouthfeel and texture. Our Sauvignon Blanc does not undergo malolactic fermentation to preserve its fresh, crisp style.
Enjoy now through 2015.
- Color: Brilliant, light straw
- Aroma: Lemon and pear with hints of guava
- Taste: A crisp, refreshing wine that finishes off with notes of lemon and minerality
- 88 Points, Best Buy - Beverage Testing Institute's World Value Wine Challenge 2012