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TASTING NOTES Michelangelo International Wine Award 2002 - Gold SAA 1st Class This Sauvignon Blanc selected from 2 vineyards, produces the same style of wine every year. This Sauvignon Blanc reflects the fresh, flinty and full-bodied characteristics of grass, peppers and fruit. A long firm and lasting aftertaste makes this a truly distinctive Sauvignon Blanc. Serious food wine. TECHNICAL ANALYSIS Winemaker John Loubser Alcohol 14.02 %vol pH 3.37 RS 1.8 g/l Total Acid 6.4 g/l Appellation Coastal IN THE VINEYARD Soil type: Clovelly Trellising: Elongated Perold Age of vines: 9 - 17 years Pruning: Spur - 2 bud Yield: 6 Ton/Ha Rootstock: Richter 110 Clone: Weerstasie/159 THE HARVEST The grapes were harvested at sugar level of about 24.5° Balling from the 19 February – 21 February 2002. IN THE CELLAR The grapes were crushed and pumped into drainer tanks and then left on the skins for 6 hours. The grapes were then pressed and the juice was left to settle clean overnight. The clear juice was racked and then inoculated with yeast. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks for 16 days at 14°C. The wine was handled reductively throughout vinification and bottled in July 2002. BLEND INFORMATION Sauvignon Blanc ACCOLADES Veritas 2002 - Bronze 2002 Young Wine Show - DP Pongracz Trophy, Class Winner and Gold Medal. Michelangelo International Wine Award 2002 - Gold SAA 1st Class
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