Franschhoek Cellar - Statue de Femme Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Franschhoek Cellar - Statue de Femme Sauvignon Blanc 2020

What is unique about Franschhoek is the high but good acidity, according to winemaker Ryan Puttick. Expressive tropical aromas tinged with capsicum open up to attractive Cape gooseberry, grapefruit and pineapple fruit flavours balanced by a lively but gentle coated acidity that follows
through to a beautifully fresh finish of pleasing length. A hint of Semillon adds breadth and fills the mid-palate.

A delicious accompaniment to prawns on the braai, teriyaki salmon, creamy mussels or chicken wraps.

variety : Sauvignon Blanc [ 100% Sauvignon Blanc ]
winemaker : Ryan Puttick
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 3.5 g/l  pH : 3.5  ta : 6.0 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  taste : Herbaceous  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : Optimally intended for enjoyment in the vibrant freshness of youth, yet may be cellared for up to four years from vintage.

Inspiration: The Statue de Femme is a graceful monument built in celebration of the 250th anniversary of the arrival of the French Huguenots in the Cape and stands surrounded by a beautiful rose garden. It displays simplicity and elegance with unmistakable reflections of historic French influences. Just like this Sauvignon Blanc.

in the vineyard : The grapes were sourced from specially selected cool pockets of vineyards with extended sunlight for long, slow ripening in Franschhoek, as well as Darling, Durbanville and Stellenbosch. The vineyards were planted on very particular soil types to allow for optimum vine growth balance and quality

in the cellar : Made in reductive style excluding exposure to oxygen at all stages to diminish any loss of inherent grape aromas and flavours with gentle prolonged cold fermentation in stainless steel to ensure expressive fruit aromas. Lees contact encourages richness and complexity on the palate.

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