Stanford Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Sauvignon Blank Stanford Hills

Vineyard Information
Cultivar 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Region Walker Bay
Appellation Stanford Foothills
Irrigation Complimentary Drip
Trellis System Vertical Shoot Positioning. Double Perold.
Soil Mixed Duplex Clay soils
Climate Cool with winter rainfall
Harvest Information
Type Hand picked
Date 16th February 2017
Yield 8 tons /ha
Wine Making
Wine Maker Peter Kastner
Consultant  Neil Patterson
Grapes were picked early morning, destemmed, crushed, pressed and allowed to settle for 24 hours. Fermentation occurred with selected yeast strains at 12-18°C. The wine was kept on the lees for 1 month, after which it was racked off the gross lees, sulphured up and left on fine lees until blending. Before bottling, the wine was kept in stainless steel tanks at below 12°C. Cold stabilised and filtered. No added acid, sugar, etc.
Wine Makers Remarks
Colour Pale Straw
Nose Tropical fruits, lychee and grapefruit, golden delicious apples with citrus blossoms
Palate Soft fresh entry with tropical fruit following from the nose. great texture to finish with lingering citrus notes.
Analysis
Alcohol 12.92%
Residual Sugar 1.9 g/l
Total Acid 7.4 g/l
Free S02 0 mg/l
pH 3.23