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Classic Selection |
Classic Sauvignon Blanc
R78.002021 | Sauvignon Blanc | White
The Classic Selection range of cultivar-specific wines comprises distinct, carefully blended wines from different parts of the renowned Paarl wine region.
The style is marked by climatic and maritime influences of the nearby ocean and the Boland mountains that result in fresh, fruit-driven wines reflecting typical varietal character and flavour.
Vineyards are sourced from the cooler coastal regions and from the warmer Paardeberg area. Mostly planted in granite and shale soils which promote high natural acidity for which Sauvignon Blanc is known. Vineyards situated in these cooler regions enhance the vibrant tropical flavours while the warmer Paarl vineyards offer ripe richness with stone and melon fruit flavours. The two styles are blended together to create a crisp, fresh and balanced wine.
Harvested around mid-February, the grapes and juice are kept as reductive as possible to avoid exposure to oxygen in order to preserve the quality and maintain the typical tropical flavours. After crushing, skin contact was allowed for an extended period to provide structure and flavour.
The juice underwent a cool fermentation of 12 – 15°C for a period of 20 days. Fermented dry, the wine was left on the lees for a further three months, resulting in a full flavoured wine with a ripe, fresh aftertaste.
This crisp, fruity Sauvignon Blanc is characterised by vibrant freshness and upfront fruit flavours and aromas. It presents a medley of tropical fruit flavours with prominent litchi, passion fruit and lime. An elegant wine with typical Sauvignon Blanc flavours. Delicious with meat carpaccio, seafood and salads – or simply on its own.
Vintage 2020 – Alcohol Volume 12.5% – Total Acidity 6.6 g/L – pH 3.24 – Residual Sugar 3.7 g/L – Total Sulphites 133 mg/L.