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Steenberg Black Swan Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Technical Analysis
Winemaker
JD Pretorius
Main Variety
Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation
Constantia
Alcohol
13.5 %vol
pH
3.40
RS
2.5 g/l
TA
5.5 g/l
Characteristics
Type
White
Style
Dry
Taste
Mineral

Tasting Notes

The Black Swan 2016 shows notes of honeydew melon, zesty lime marmalade and cape gooseberry on the nose, while the palate complements the aromas with white peach, spicy green peppercorn, tart granadilla, candied lemon and fresh fig leaves. A nervous acidity accompanies the full, unctuous palate due to extended lees contact in tank.

Ageing Potential

will reward cellaring between 5 - 10 years.

Blend Information

100% Sauvignon Blanc

Food Suggestions

This is a great food wine

In The Vineyard

The Sauvignon Blanc is selected from three vineyards.
Soil type: Clovelly /Oakleaf/ Avalon
Trellising: Elongated Perold
Age of vines:  10 - 27 years

About The Harvest

Harvest Date: February 2016
Yield: 6.5 ton/ha

In The Cellar

The Black Swan Sauvignon Blanc is a blend of the top two Sauvignon Blanc vineyards on Steenberg and is a selection of the best fruit from the vintage. The grapes were crushed / de-stemmed and left on the skins for 18 hours. The juice was then left to settle for 2 days before fermentation. A slow and cold fermentation resulted in a full, rich wine. The wine was kept on the lees for 8 months before being stabilised and bottled in October 2016.

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CONTACT DETAILS

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