Rietvallei John B Sauvignon Blanc/Colombard 2008

Rietvallei John B Sauvignon Blanc/Colombard 2008

The wine has a lovely floral bouquet with intense fruit flavours on the palate and a well balancing acidity makes for a zesty, long-lasting aftertaste. A fresh, fruity dry wine for everyday enjoyment.


variety : Sauvignon Blanc [ 60% Sauvignon Blanc, 40% Colombard ]
winemaker : Kobus Burger
wine of origin : Breede River
analysis : alc : 11.71 % vol  rs : 3.1 g/l  pH : 3.41  ta : 6.6 g/l  va : 0.30 g/l  so2 : 133 mg/l  fso2 : 37 mg/l  
type : White  style : Dry  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : The vines were mostly planted on south-east slopes in rich limy soil. They are all trellised and were established from 1983 to 1999.

about the harvest: The grapes were picked at optimum ripeness at about 22° Balling.

in the cellar : The juice was cold fermented in stainless steel tanks at 15° C. After fermentation the wine was left on the fine lees for 2 months and then the 2 cultivars were blended just before bottling.

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