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Du Toitskloof Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc Brut NV

Technical Analysis
Winemaker
Shawn Thomson & Chris Geldenhuys
Main Variety
Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation
Western Cape
Alcohol
12.15 %vol
pH
3.27
RS
12.8 g/l
TA
6.7 g/l
SO2
154 mg/l
FSO2
44 mg/l
Characteristics
Type
White
Style
Off Dry
Taste
Fruity

Tasting Notes

Light, undemanding, dry sparkler, grassy, gooseberry and tropical flavours, crisp, clean finish.

Ageing Potential

Enjoy now or drink within52 years after bottling.

Blend Information

85% Sauvignon Blanc, 15% Chardonnay

Food Suggestions

Excellent as an aperitif, however perfect with oysters, shellfish and salads.

In The Vineyard

The grapes were all harvested from selected farms within a 5km radius from the cellar. Vines between 5 and 10 years old, grows in deep alluvial soils with moderate water retention. The vines are mostly grafted on Richter 99 rootstock and receives supplementary irrigation based on hydrometer readings. Canopies are actively managed to ensure bunches are kept in the shade, away from direct sunlight.

About The Harvest

To ensure the grapes reached the cellar in the coolest possible state, we harvested mechanically at night, 19° - 21° Balling, transported enveloped in layers of dry ice to reduce contact with oxygen. The first grapes have a high acidity with flavours of grass and green pepper followed by the riper pickings, aromas of gooseberry and tropical fruit blending to form the perfect balance.

In The Cellar

This Brut is made by the injection of carbon dioxide bubbles and consists of 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Chardonnay. The different varietals were crushed and fermented separately before blending. Fermentation took place over a period of two weeks, at controlled temperatures of 12° - 14°C.

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CONTACT DETAILS

Du Toitskloof Winery

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