The Rhinofields range carries very limited release wines made for the sophisticated palate that delights in the complexity and multi-dimensional character of Mooreâ€™s finest offerings. The name Rhinofields refers to the indigenous Cape fynbos growing close to the Durbanville Hills cellar and which is being conserved.
2007 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show - Bronze Medal (72/100) 2007 International Wine Challenge â€“ Silver Medal Michelangelo Awards 2006 - Silver Medal
2007 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show - Bronze Medal (72/100) 2007 International Wine Challenge â€“ Silver Medal Michelangelo Awards 2006 - Silver Medal Winemaker Martin Moore says the complexity of this Sauvignon Blanc has its origins in the diverse slopes of the undulating hills of Durbanville. Colour: Bright with green tinges. Bouquet: Tropical fruit flavours balanced by grassy and gooseberry notes. Taste: Full-bodied with intense flavour of pineapple, melon and green apple with a crisp acidity and a long aftertaste.
100% Sauvignon Blanc
This robust wine stands up well to a variety of dishes from pastas to fish, poultry, pork and veal.
The grapes were sourced from four of the seven growers in the Durbanville Hills group. The grapes were selected from five vineyards, all trellised to protect the fruit from direct sunlight. The soft, radiated heat allowed for the gradual ripening of the fruit, which meant flavour components could be developed to the full.
The higher altitude vineyards on the south-facing slopes of Hooge Bergs Vallei, Hillcrest and Klein Roosboom (names indicating their lofty location) were cooled by mists and Atlantic winds. They contributed the grassy flavours associated with cool climate Sauvignon Blanc wines. On Maastricht grapes were harvested from two low-lying slopes facing south-west to obtain a full-bodied, tropical character.
The grapes were picked in early February at between 22Â° and 24Â° Balling.
After four to ten hoursâ€™ skin contact in specially designed stainless steel separators, the must was fermented cold and slowly, under a blanket of CO2. It was left on the lees and only racked shortly before bottling in July 2006. The four months spent on the fermentation lees was to ensure sufficient structure for the wine to hold its own for at least three years in the bottle.