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Bellingham Homestead Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Technical Analysis
Winemaker
Niel Groenewald
Main Variety
Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation
Tygerberg
Alcohol
13.5 %vol
pH
3.5
RS
4.0 g/l
TA
6.9 g/l
Characteristics
Type
White

Tasting Notes

Beautiful light, pale yellow with a golden tinge, soft melon, pear and citrus flavours on the nose. The palate offers an expected burst of citrus and tropical flavours with a crisp and clean finish.

Blend Information

100% Sauvignon Blanc

Food Suggestions

Grilled fish, chicken and interesting Greek and Mexican dishes.

In The Vineyard

2017 vintage is one of the best Niel has had so far during his 13 years as the Bellingham winemaker. “Everything worked in our favour,” he says. “I rate it higher than 2015, possibly even as good as 2009. Certainly the wines are a lot more accessible earlier than we’ve had for a long time.”

Terroir: The vineyards are situated in soils derived from granite and shale with excellent water holding capacity, ideal for dry farming.
Climate: The climate offers high day time temperatures that are cooled off at night by the summer sea breezes from the cold Atlantic Ocean.

About The Harvest

Grapes were hand harvested in the first week of February.

In The Cellar

Grapes were gently crushed and cold fermented at 16° C in stainless steel. Extended contact with the gross lees stirred up periodically adds richness and mouth feel.

Other Vintages

Bellingham Homestead Sauvignon Blanc 2017 Niel Groenewald Sauvignon Blanc
Bellingham Homestead Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Niel Groenewald Sauvignon Blanc
Bellingham Homestead Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Niel Groenewald Sauvignon Blanc

Additional Information
Nestled between the slopes of the Groot Drakenstein mountains in the Franschhoek Valley, lies the Bellingham Homestead. The Homestead Series brings homage to the Bellingham approach to excellence, innovation and quality winemaking through region specific sourcing of grapes and showcasing the most interesting varietals South Africa has to offer.

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