Kleine Zalze Cellar Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2005

Kleine Zalze Cellar Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2005

What a wonderful experience of apple, ripe fig and tropical flavours which carries through on the palate. The wine shows a good green complexity ensuring that the wine will have a good maturing potential after bottling. The well-balanced acidity leads to a crisp, fresh mid-palate taste.

The Sauvignon Blanc would compliment any seafood dish, especially trout, calamari and crayfish. This wine can also be enjoyed with grilled veal, pasta with creamy sauces and pestos.

variety : Sauvignon Blanc [ Sauvignon Blanc ]
winemaker : Johan Joubert
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.0 % vol  rs : 4.1 g/l  pH : 3.65  ta : 7.5 g/l  
type : White  
pack : Bottle  

in the vineyard : These grapes were cultivated and harvested from Stellenbosch’s vineyards, overlooking False Bay. The cooling winds and deep red soils enable moderate growth, which in turn provides canopy protection for the grapes. Intense sample selection was done in each block at different times to protect the typical cultivar flavours before harvesting the grapes at optimum ripeness. Both the cooler weather conditions and monitoring of soil moisture content via neutron probes, helped the Kleine Zalze vineyard team to develop grapes with smaller berries for a bigger flavour concentration.

about the harvest: The grapes were picked early morning (cool temperature) and long skin contact was allowed.

in the cellar : Cold fermentation and extended lees contact followed to ensure a good cultivar fruit with a well-balanced mouth feel.