Elgin Vintners Sauvignon Blanc 2017
|BlendPercent||100% Sauvignon Blanc|
|Cellar||The grapes were delivered early morning, whilst still cool, crushed into the press where they received minimal skin contact (2.5 hours) with extraction enzymes and dry ice to prevent oxidation. They were then pressed using a Nitrogen-gas inert press for reductive winemaking (total exclusion of oxygen prior to fermentation). Cold-settled for 2 days prior to racking into stainless steel tanks. A combination of four different yeasts was used to express complexity of flavours. Cold fermented until dry with 8 weeks gross lees contact, followed by fine lees contact for a further month. The wine received minimal fining prior to filtration and bottling on 20th June 2014.
Packing : Stelvin screw top closure | Barcode 6009 8144 3002-1 (per single bottle) Barcode 16009 8144 3001-1 (per 6 x 750ml bottles)
This is a cool area, situated 12-20 km from the sea, with mean February (ripening stage) temperatures of 19-20oC. Soils are predominantly ferruginous (iron rich) gravel on highly weathered, soft Bokkeveld Group shale, situated at 200-300 m altitude and surrounded by Table Mountain sandstone mountains at heights of about 500-1 000m, sheltering the area from the often extremely strong south-easterly winds in summer.
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