Neethlingshof The Jackal's Dance Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Neethlingshof The Jackal's Dance Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Colour: Clear, luminous with green tints.
Aroma: Fruity flavours of white pear, pineapple with a hint of  granny smith apples and bell pepper. 
Palate: A full-mouth experience of asparagus ,green fig and litchi. The wine lingers beautifully on the palate.

Savour on its own or enjoy with creamy mushroom risotto, steamed mussels or squid, grilled aubergines or artichoke salad.

variety : Sauvignon Blanc [ 100% Sauvignon Blanc ]
winemaker : De Wet Viljoen
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.38 % vol  rs : 2.0 g/l  pH : 3.66  ta : 6.5 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : The ideal time to enjoy this wonderful wine is after a year of being bottled and can be kept for up to 5 years if cellared correctly.

Grapes have been grown on Neethlingshof for more than 300 years or within 50 years of the Dutch East-India Company establishing a victualling station at the Cape to supply its passing ships. The farm was initially called De Wolvendans (The Dance of Wolves). Soon after full ownership of the farm was acquired by Johannes Henoch Neethling towards the end of the 1820s, the name was changed to Neethlingshof.
A member of the Biodiversity & Wine Initiative, acknowledged for its protection of indigenous habitat, the 273 ha estate has set aside 116 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.

about the harvest: An average of 4 tons per ha were hand-harvested in February.

in the cellar : The grapes are cooled by the evening mist and sea breeze giving the vines time to rest at night and for the grapes to develop to phenolic ripeness. The block is harvested in segments and to the winemaker's taste. To ensure that the quality is kept the grapes are harvested early in the morning and placed into small creates to minimize the chance of the grapes breaking during transport. The grapes were fermented in stainless steel tanks and aged on its lease up until bottling, keeping the wine fresh and giving it a lively mouthfeel.