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Longavi Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Longavi Sauvignon Blanc 2018

A Sauvignon blanc concentrated in aromas of ripe asparagus, blackcurrant and passion fruit. It is a medium bodied wine with a lean and zesty palate.

Sunday chicken roast with an herby dressing, served with good quality fresh asparagus and zesty lemon butter sauce. Creamy chicken or fish dishes and a summer fruit salad could also work.

Cheese: Pairs well with Feta, “barbequed/braaied” Haloumi, Mozzarella (with a basil and tomato salad) as well as a young pecorino.


variety : Sauvignon Blanc [ 100% Sauvignon Blanc ]
winery : Cederberg Cellar
winemaker : David Nieuwoudt & Julio Bouchon
wine of origin : 
analysis : alc : 12.5 % vol  rs : 1.45 g/l  pH : 3.22  ta : 5.5 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

AWARDS

Veritas '19: Bronze - 2017 vintage
Michelangelo Wine Awards '18: Gold - 2015 vintage
Veritas '16: Double Gold - 2015 vintage
Veritas '15: Double Gold - 2014 vintage
Veritas '14: Double Gold - 2013 vintages

ageing :  2 - 5 years after release.

Longaví means ‘snake’s head’ and is also the name of a volcanic mountain at the foot of the Andes Mountains that Julio finds particularly inspiring. The Lonagvi range is made by two legends of different continents, Julio Bouchon from Chile and David Nieuwoudt from South Africa. The Sauvignon Blanc vineyards are situated in the Leyda Valley in Chile, a mere 8 km from the cool Pacific Ocean.

in the vineyard : Soil types: Clay and loam over a granite base
Planted: Leyda Valley
Yield per hectare: 8 ton/ha
Trellised: Perold system
Irrigation: Supplementary
Harvest date: 26 March 2018

about the harvest: Grapes are hand harvested early morning at 21-23.5 balling.

in the cellar : Grapes crushed at 8°C with approximately five hours skin contact before a light pressing. Two days of juice settling followed by racking and addition of selected yeast. Fermentation is at 11°C for approximately 24 days. Finally, the wine is further maturated on fine lees for additional four months with a monthly battônage of tank before the final blending and bottling.

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