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Welmoed Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Technical Analysis
Winemaker
Bernard Claassen
Main Variety
Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation
Stellenbosch
Alcohol
13.67 %vol
pH
3.42
RS
3.38 g/l
TA
5.8 g/l
Characteristics
Type
White
Style
Dry
Body
Light
Taste
Fruity

Tasting Notes

Fresh easy drinking wine, with a pale, straw colour. The palate delivers a hint of sweet, while the nose shows a cascade of gooseberries, asparagus and lemongrass. Well-balanced palate with delicious passion fruit and other tropical aromas.


Ageing Potential

Ready to be enjoyed now with the potential to age for two years.


Blend Information

100% Sauvignon Blanc

Food Suggestions

Excellent served with fish and other seafood dishes. Suitable for vegetarians but not for vegans.


In The Vineyard

The grapes were selected from premium vineyards in the Stellenbosch region. The vines were grown in a diverse soil type with cool night temperatures and coastal fog to ensure high quality Sauvignon Blanc with expressive varietal characters. The vines were trellised on a five-wire system with an average yield of 10 tons/ha.


In The Cellar

The grapes were harvested during the night and early mornings at 22 to 24 Balling over a two week period to ensure a broad spectrum of flavours. No skin contact was allowed and a two-day period for settling was followed prior to fermentation. Fermentation took place at 13 - 15 Celsius in stainless steel tanks. The wine was left on its primary fermentation lees for about two months to ensure a more complex, balanced palate with a lingering finish.


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