Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2012 - Bronze Medal
2011 Veritas Awards - Bronze
Who says Sauvignon Blanc is all about acidity? Ideal growing conditions have resulted in a superbly balanced wine, displaying characteristic freshly-mown grass on the nose and rich, luscious white peach flavours on the palate. This vintage shows beautiful depth, length and intensity.
In The Vineyard
Vines planted: 1993 - 2002
Soil: Hutton & Oakleaf
Yield: 8.5 tons/ha
Trellising: 5 wire Perold
About The Harvest
The grapes were harvested in three stages between 21° - 23° Balling. The grapes harvested in the morning went directly to the sorting table and the afternoon harvested grapes spent the night in a cold room at about 14° C.
In The Cellar
The grapes were de-stemmed before crushing and had skin contact for 6 - 12 hours. The juice was settled for 2 - 3 days, inoculated with cultured yeast, fermented at 13° - 16° C for 12 - 14 days and had lees contact for 3 months without stirring.
The wine was filtered and bottled in June.