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Fleur du Cap Bergkelder Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Technical Analysis
Winemaker
Pieter Badenhorst
Main Variety
Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation
Stellenbosch
Alcohol
13.88 %vol
pH
3.28
RS
2.7 g/l
TA
6.2 g/l
Characteristics
Type
White
Style
Dry
Taste
Fruity

Tasting Notes

The wine is brilliantly clear with an attractive green tint. The abundance of aromas and flavours typical of the diverse growing regions, make for a complex, beautifully layered wine. The nose is driven by tropical fruit with a hint of herbaceous notes. The palate offers a pleasant balance between tropical fruit and herbaceous tones, combined with freshness and a lasting aftertaste.

Blend Information

100% Sauvignon Blanc

Food Suggestions

This Sauvignon Blanc is the ideal accompaniment to seafood dishes such as oysters, mussels and other shellfish, but can also be enjoyed with Thai dishes, tomato-based soups, green salads and pasta dishes.

In The Vineyard

Terrioir
Shaped by the generosity of nature and the rich biodiversity of the Cape Floral Kingdom, the Fleur du Cap Bergkelder Selection reflects the abundant yet subtle flavours of these truly unique vineyards. These are all situated within the Cape Floral Kingdom, the smallest, yet richest of only six such plant kingdoms in the world. The Bergkelder Selection is known for exceptional quality and wines that express their true varietal character, bringing the concept of Natural Selection to life.

Vineyards
Climate, soil, altitude and slope orientation are selected to capture as much varietal character as possible. The climate is mild with south and east-facing slopes offering natural protection against late afternoon sun. Cooling breezes from the Atlantic Ocean ensure rich, slow-growing crops. The soil is predominantly medium textured and well-drained with good water holding capacity.

Viticulturist: Bennie Liebenberg
The Sauvignon Blanc grapes were sourced from different vineyards in the Western Cape including Somerset West, Stellenbosch, Elgin, Darling and Lutzville. The vineyards were planted between 2000 and 2006. Rootstocks and clones vary according to the terroir, but all the vineyards are trellised using a 5-wire system. Production varied between 11 tons/hectare in Elgin to 6.5 tons/hectare in Darling.


In The Cellar

Cellarmaster: Andrea Freeborough
Winemaker: Pieter Badenhorst

The grapes from the different vineyards were brought to the cellar and offloaded separately. In the cellar the juice was treated reductively to keep the delicate Sauvignon Blanc flavours intact. Only free run juice was clarified and fermented. The wine spent 40 days on the lees after fermentation before being blended, stabilized and clarified for bottling.

Other Vintages

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Additional Information
Shaped by the generosity of nature and the rich biodiversity of the Cape Floral Kingdom, the Fleur du Cap Bergkelder Selection reflects the abundant yet subtle flavours of this truly unique terroir. All the vineyards from which these wines are made are situated within the Cape Floral Kingdom, the smallest, yet richest of only six such plant kingdoms in the world. The Bergkelder Selection is known for exceptional quality and wines that express their true varietal character.

CONTACT DETAILS

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