Soft tones of gooseberries, asparagus and green pea-pod, supported by a pleasant and well-defined mineral definition. The sophisticated and elegant structure produces an enjoyable, lengthy finish. Will develop over time.
This vintage can be enjoyed up to 2013 but will reach its best drinking potential towards the middle of 2012 and will possibly peak only towards the middle of 2013.
100% Sauvignon Blanc
To be enjoyed with simplistic, raw, fresh produce. It complements seafood and couples well with pasta, squid or a starter of tomato and goat’s cheese. The wine will do well with a warm lemon and thyme chicken dish served with steamed asparagus.
Altitude: 200m above sea level, overlooking False Bay only 8km away and cooled by its sea breezes
Age of vines: 10 years Rootstock: 101-14 Mgt Clones: SB133 Slopes: Situated on a Western facing slope Row direction: South-West to North-East on terraces Soil type: Tukulu soil
The harvest date was the 1st of March 2010.
It was a cool season with a long ripening period resulting in higher acidity and sugar level in the grapes. Careful canopy management was done to make sure the grapes see just enough sunlight to keep them healthy and produce balanced fruit flavours.
The fruit was picked by hand early in the morning to protect the very delicate flavours. 15% of the wine was transferred to old French barrels halfway during fermentation and after completion of fermentation, blended back as one. It then spent 6 months on it’s primary lees in the tank. 3190 bottles were produced.
Cellar Door Price 100