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Neethlingshof Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Technical Analysis
Winemaker
De Wet Viljoen
Main Variety
Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation
Stellenbosch
Alcohol
13.85 %vol
pH
3.51
RS
1.6 g/l
TA
6.20 g/l
Characteristics
Type
White
Style
Dry
Taste
Fruity

Tasting Notes

Colour: Bright with tints of green.
Aroma: Tropical fruit and green figs are backed by a hint of green pepper asparagus and grass.
Palate: Crisp and refreshing with prominent tropical fruit and green fig flavours that linger long after the last sip.
Maturation potential: Ideal for drinking now, it will retain its vibrancy for at least two years if cellared correctly.


Ageing Potential

Ideal for drinking now, it will retain its vibrancy for at least two years if cellared correctly.


Blend Information

100% Sauvignon Blanc

Food Suggestions

Enjoy on its own or with poultry, seafood or salads.


In The Vineyard

The vineyards
Cloned from French plant material, the vines are grafted onto Richter 99 and Richter 110 rootstocks and grow in Tukulu soils. The vines are vertically trellised on hedge systems of varying height according to vigour. They receive supplementary irrigation through a drip system when necessary. The south-west facing vineyards are exposed to the cooling effect of False Bay breezes which protract ripening and make for a concentrated intensity of flavour.


About The Harvest

The grapes were harvested at the end of January, between 22° to 23,5° Balling.


In The Cellar

They were crushed and cool-fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks between 13° and 15° C.


Other Vintages

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Neethlingshof Sauvignon Blanc 2011 De Wet Viljoen Sauvignon Blanc
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Neethlingshof Sauvignon Blanc Special Release 2009 De Wet Viljoen Sauvignon Blanc
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Neethlingshof Sauvignon Blanc 2008 De Wet Viljoen Sauvignon Blanc
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Neethlingshof Sauvignon Blanc 2005 De Wet Viljoen Sauvignon Blanc
Neethlingshof Sauvignon Blanc 2004 De Wet Viljoen Sauvignon Blanc
Neethlingshof Sauvignon Blanc 2003 De Wet Viljoen Sauvignon Blanc
Neethlingshof Sauvignon Blanc 2002 Philip Constandius Sauvignon Blanc
Neethlingshof Sauvignon Blanc 2001 Philip Constandius Sauvignon Blanc
Neethlingshof Sauvignon Blanc 2000 Schalk van der Westhuizen Sauvignon Blanc
Neethlingshof Sauvignon Blanc 1998 Sauvignon Blanc

Additional Information

Background
The Neethlingshof estate in Stellenbosch takes its name from its 19th century owner, Marthinus Laurentius Neethling, who served as mayor of Stellenbosch and was also a member of the Cape Parliament.
A member of the Biodiversity & Wine Initiative, acknowledged for its protection of indigenous habitat, the 378 ha winery has set aside 127 ha for conservation. It cultivates both red and white varietals, with the bias marginally in favour of whites. The main white varieties are Sauvignon blanc, Chardonnay and Gewürztraminer. The predominant soil types found on the farm are Oakleaf and Tukulu.


CONTACT DETAILS

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