Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Crisp with a refreshing minerality, gently softened by light fruity flavours. A lively and full bodied Sauvignon Blanc that will pair well with your favourite dishes!

Sauvignon Blanc wine bottle

Winemaker's Notes

Variety

100% Sauvignon Blanc

Bottling date

June 2017

No. of bottles

21 240 x 750ml

Analysis

  • Alcohol . . . 13 VOL%
    Sugar . . . 1.5 G/L
  • Total Acid . . . 6.3 G/L
    Volatile Acidity . . . 0.36 G/L
  • pH . . . 3.39
    Total SO2 . . . 120 mg/l
  • Free SO2 . . . 31 mg/l

Description

The drought of 2017 was tricky for some, but we actually experienced a concentration in flavour, which is ideal for Sauvignon Blanc!

The grapes were hand-picked over 3 days between the 30th of January and the 8th of February, making this one of the shortest harvesting periods I have ever experienced. The grapes were in excellent condition thanks to the vineyard team and the drier conditions. The wine was vinified at Steenberg again.

The grapes were delivered and pressed while still cold, and only the free-run juice was used, which was fermented for 2 weeks, and then matured sur lie for 4 months in stainless steel tanks at cool conditions.

ROGER BURTON

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