Buitenverwachting Wines
Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Grape variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Location: Constantia
Soil type: Clovelly, Tukulu (dark)
Trellising: Elongated Perold
Age of vines: 3 17 years
Irrigation: None (dry land cultivation)
Yield: 7,3 t / ha
Harvest Date: Early February to early March 2017
Vinification: Skin contact for 12 hours. Selection of five yeast strains. Cooled to 12C - 16C for a slow but steady ferment.
Barrique: None
Bottling date: May 2017
Alcohol: 13.15 %
Res. Sugar: 4.5 g/l
Total acidity: 6.6 g/l
pH: 3,22
Total SO2: 119 ppm
Comments: The wine has a pale lemon yellow colour and a bouquet reminiscent of green figs with hints of gooseberries and an intrusion of green peppers. The wine is dry, full bodied and has a long lingering finish.