SAUVIGNON BLANC

R50.00

Grapes are harvested by hand for greater quality control. The grapes were immediately destemmed and cooled. Skin contact was maintained for 6 hours, and then the grapes were carefully pressed in order to avoid bitter phenols. The wine was then cold fermented for 15 days at temperatures between 12 and 15⁰ Celsius. Lees contact was maintained for 3 months in order to give greater fullness to the final wine. The various components were blended after ageing

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Description

Robertson is a warmer region, so we have to work a bit harder to produce great Sauvignon Blanc. About 35% of the grapes are harvested very early a low sugar levels. The wine made from these grapes is high in acidity, and have prominent grassy aromas, but is low on body and fruity flavours and body. Generally the Sauvignon Blanc on Excelsior grows on alluvial terraces.
grapes are harvested by hand for greater quality control. The grapes were immediately destemmed and cooled.

Tasting Notes:
Yellow-green in colour. The nose is complex with passion fruit, grapefruit and ripe fig aromas. The palate is fruity with a zesty acidity.

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