Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2012 - Silver
International Wine Challenge 2012 - Commended Decanter World Wine Awards 2012 - Commended Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2012 - Gold Medal
Tangy cool climate tropical and citrus centred aromas with a pure graceful core of gentle ripe fig, grapefruit and pineapple fruit balanced by a lively acidity that follows through to a frisky finish of pleasing length. A hint of Semillon adds breadth and fills the mid-palate.
Optimally intended for enjoyment in the vibrant freshness of youth, yet may be cellared for up to 4 years from vintage.
94% Sauvignon Blanc, 6% Semillon
Best served chilled at 6° C to 8° C with or without food.
Great with a prawn braai, teriyaki salmon, grilled calamari, chicken wraps or creamy mussels.
80% Franschhoek Sauvignon Blanc 6% Franschhoek Semillon 14% Stellenbosch Sauvignon Blanc Inspiration The Statue de Femme is a graceful monument built in celebration of the 250th anniversary of the arrival of the French Huguenots in the Cape and stands surrounded by a beautiful rose garden. It displays simplicity and elegance with unmistakable reflections of historic French influences. Just like this SAUVIGNON BLANC. Vine age: Vineyards vary in age from 6 to 25 years. Climate: 2011 season was punctuated by a heat wave in early January and good ripeness Soils: The vineyards are planted on very particular soil types to allow for the optimum vine growth balance. Trellis: Trellised.
Harvest: An early Grapes harvest of small volumes but great quality picked by hand in January and February at an average ripeness of 24°B.
Yield:Between 5 and 11 tons per hectare.
Made in reductive style excluding exposure to oxygen at all stages to diminish any loss of inherent grape aromas and flavours with gentle prolonged cold fermentation in stainless steel to ensure expressive fruit aromas. Four months lees contact encourages richness and complexity on the palate.