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2016 Sauvignon Blanc

THE JUDGEMENT OF THE CELLAR MASTER

We ensure only the best juice goes into our version of this noble white wine. Intense aromas of tropical fruit and gooseberries on the nose followed through to a vibrant, sea-shell minerality on the pal-ate. Perfect for drinking now and up to four years from vintage.

THE VINEYARD

Site: Cape South Coast, Walker Bay / Bot River region, Western Cape, South Africa
Age of the vines: 9 years
Vines: Planted on drought resistant Ramsey root-stock with stronger growth characteristics for the higher lying sandy sections of the farm and wetness tolerant 8-7 rootstock for the lower laying laterite, clay areas.

THE HARVEST

The four vineyard blocks were carefully monitored and harvested separately. The Sauvignon Blanc 2016 grapes were handpicked during the harvesting time frame of the 1st and 22nd of February, capturing different flavour profiles and ripeness levels.
Sugar content: 22.8 °Balling (Brix) / 95.6 °Oe

THE WINE CELLAR

The fruit was carefully destemmed and gently pressed. Strictly reductive winemaking practices took place to preserve the flavour characteristics. After the settling of two days at
10 °C and the racking from the lees, the natural fermentation was induced. The fermentation temperature was kept at 12 to 14 °C. After the alcoholic fermentation the wine was left on the fine lees for 6 months before it was bottled on the 24th of October 2016.

FOOD SUGGESTIONS

Goat’s cheese either baked, in a salad or on its own; fish, whether it is baked, steamed, fried or served as a soup. Also, lime, coriander and garlic when cooked with fish, chicken or vegetables.

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

Winemaker: Kobie Viljoen
Alcohol: 12.93 vol%
pH: 3.16
RS: 1.5 g/l
Free SO2: 39 mg/l
Total SO2: 116 mg/l
Total Acidity: 6.9 g/l
Production: 3958 bottles
Bottling date: 24th of October 2016
Release date: November 2017
Appellation: Bot River, Walkerbay (Overberg Region),
Western Cape, South Africa

AWARDS

Wine hasn’t been released for competitions.

Wine Tasting

OPERATING TIMES

Monday - Friday
09:00 - 17:00

Saturday - Sunday
10:00 - 17:00

Contact us for more information
Tel: +27 28 284 9185
E-mail: office@rivendell-estate.co.za

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