Buitenverwachting Wines
Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Grape variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Location: Constantia
Soil type: Clovelly, Tukulu (dark)
Trellising: Elongated Perold
Age of vines: 3 18 years
Irrigation: None (dry land cultivation)
Yield: 5,3 t / ha
Harvest Date: From February to March 2011
Vinification: Part whole bunch pressing, part skin contact for 12 hours. Selection of five yeast strains. Fermented 12C - 16C for 21 days.
Barrique: None
Bottling date: June 2011
Alcohol: 13.38 %
Res. Sugar: 1.8 g/l
Total acidity: 6.9 g/l
pH: 3,31
Total SO2: 149 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.
Food Match: Fish, shellfish, chicken, pork or other white meats.