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Balance Winemakers Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Technical Analysis
Winemaker
Willie Malan and Ben Snyman
Main Variety
Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation
Western Cape
Alcohol
13.5 %vol
pH
3.3
RS
3.0 g/l
TA
6.2 g/l
Characteristics
Type
White
Style
Dry
Body
Full
Taste
Fruity

Tasting Notes

A fine integration of tropical fruit and fig flavours and a beautiful crisp minerality.

Ageing Potential

2 - 3 years from bottling.

Blend Information

100% Sauvignon Blanc

Food Suggestions

Complements dishes with Antipasto, Salad Nicoise, shrimp cocktail, grilled swordfish or Thai green curry.

In The Vineyard

The vineyards lies in deep red soils ensuring excellent water-retention and adding structure and fullness to the wines.

About The Harvest

The 2016 harvest was significantly smaller than the past three years, which were characterised by record harvests. Most warmer regions also saw a later than usual finish to the harvesting period. The smaller crop sizes ensured greater concentration of fruit present in the berries which resulted in more flavourful wines.

In The Cellar

Cold skin maceration was carried out for six hours, juice then fermented in stainless steel tanks for three weeks at 12°C. Wine was left on the gross lees where batonage was applied for a week. Wine was then rack and left on the fine lees till right before bottling.

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