2018 Vinography Sauvignon Blanc

Retail
R550.00
Member
R467.50
Case
R3,300.00
Case (Member)
R2,805.00
Varieties
Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage
2018
Country
South Africa
Region
Walker Bay
Alcohol
14%
Bottle size
750 mL

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Description

Luscious aromas of papaya, lemon, quince and pineapple are chiseled with spicy notes and wild proteas. Though expressive, the palate is tuned with a refined chalky texture, plenty fruit weight and racy acidity. A flinty character persists to balance the creaminess, adding a salty almost orange puff character

Winemaking Notes

The grapes from our one hectare vineyard were hand-picked in the cool morning and sorted at the cellar. The bunches were destemmed and crushed, followed by 8 hours of skin contact to extract delicate flavours. The juice was settled for 48 hours, racked and inoculated with a sequential inoculation of non-saccharomyces (Pichia kluyveri) and saccharomyces yeasts. Transferred to barrel halfway through fermentation, the wine matured on its lees for ten months to add texture and complexity.
Maturation: 10 months | Oak: French and Acacia | Production: 400 bottles

Growing Conditions

Vinography encapsulates the spirit of our cool climate where the ocean meets ancient soils. It represents a journal kept by both nature and winemakers on the Benguela Cove Wine Estate and highlights unique characteristics of a single vineyard that became instrumental in shaping the wine. These special parcels were then diarised in a bottle to recall every detail from vineyard to cellar.
Soil: Shale with clay-rich sub soil | Slope: South Facing | Planted: 2006 | Clone: SB316 | Ha: 1.01

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