SAUVIGNON BLANC RESERVE 2009 Wine
SAUVIGNON BLANC RESERVE 2009
Very pale colour, nose is classical Schaapenberg, reminiscent of ’99 and ’01, with prominent fig, elder flower, passion fruit, guava and gooseberry. The palate shows fresh acidity, the fruit is concentrated, full and ripe with good minerality and excellent balance.
SAUVIGNON BLANC RESERVE 2009 Wine by VERGELEGEN ESTATE - Wine Country: South Africa - Wine Region: Stellenbosch - Wine Type: SAUVIGNON BLANC - Wine Category: White WInes
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SAUVIGNON BLANC RESERVE 2009
Very pale colour, nose is classical Schaapenberg, reminiscent of ’99 and ’01, with prominent fig, elder flower, passion fruit, guava and gooseberry. The palate shows fresh acidity, the fruit is concentrated, full and ripe with good minerality and excellent balance.

Origin
The Schaapenberg vineyard was established in 1988 to two Loire clones, 316 and 317. These un-irrigated vines are planted on a south facing slope approximately 320m above sea level in weathered granite soils. This unique terroir ensures a slow and gentle growing season, resulting in low yields and small berries with intense flavours. This vineyard is generally harvested at least two weeks after Vergelegen’s other Sauvignon Blanc vineyards.

Vinification
Harvest date was chosen on flavour profile rather than by analysis and the grapes picked in the cool early hours of the morning to ensure that these flavours were preserved. Skin contact was allowed for 18-24 hours at 10ºC following which the crushed grapes were pressed to 600 litres per ton into a tank where the juice was allowed to settle for 48-72 hours at 8ºC. The juice was then racked to the fermentation vessels at NTU’s of 50 and higher and the juice inoculated with Vin 7 yeast. Fermentation was controlled at 14-16ºC where after the wine was left on the lees for 4-5 months ensuring increased complexity and richness.

Composition
100% Sauvignon Blanc

Analysis
13.76% Alc
1.6 g/l RS
6.7 g/l TA
3.28 pH

Maturation
Can be enjoyed now or over the next 2 - 3 years.

VERGELEGEN ESTATE
Lourensford Road, Somerset West, South Africa
Phone : +27 21 847 1334 - Fax : +27 21 847 1608
Restaurant / Picnic : 021 847 1346 or 021 847 2125
Wine Tasting / Cellar Tours : 021 847 1337
Wine Details
Wine Name : SAUVIGNON BLANC RESERVE 2009
Wine Type : SAUVIGNON BLANC
Wine Category : White WInes
Wine Producer : VERGELEGEN ESTATE
Wine Country : South Africa
Wine Region : Stellenbosch
Wine Submitted By
Vineyard : Vergelegen
Town : Somerset west
Country : South Africa
Owner :
Tel : +27 21 847 1334
URL : http://www.vergelegen.co.za/

 

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