Diemersdal Eight Rows Sauvignon Blanc 2008

Diemersdal Eight Rows Sauvignon Blanc 2008

2008 Veritas Awards - Bronze Medal
2008 Michelangelo International Awards - Grand Prix Runner-up Trophy & Double
Gold Medal
An intense wine with concentrated aromas on the nose that follows through onto the palate. The wine shows a strong core of minerality with flinty elegance on the nose with a rounded mouth-feel and balanced acidity on the finish. A seamless wine where all components are in perfect balance.

Pan-seared tuna or fresh salmon with a fennel and olive oil dressing.

variety : Sauvignon Blanc [ 100% Sauvignon Blanc ]
winemaker : Thys Louw
wine of origin : Durbanville
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 2.4 g/l  pH : 3.24  ta : 7.2 g/l  
type : White  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

2008 Veritas Awards - Bronze Medal
2008 Michelangelo International Awards - Grand Prix Runner-up Trophy & Double Gold Medal

in the vineyard : Terroir
Slope: South facing slopes
Soil: Decomposed granite (Hutton) with high clay content
Climate: Moderate with cooling sea breezes from the Atlantic Ocean

Viticulture
Yield: 4 t/ha
Trellising: 8 Rows (1ha) with-in the single vineyard
Age of vines: 25 years
Irrigation: Dry-land conditions

about the harvest: The grapes were night harvested at 23.5° Balling.

in the cellar : Crushed and destemmed - reductively. Skin contact for 24 hours, pressed and settled for 36 hours. Racked and inoculated with a chosen yeast, VIN7. 3 Weeks alcoholic fermentation temperature controlled at 12 - 14°C.

Post fermentation lees contact of 5 months, stirred up once a week to enhance mouth-feel and concentration. The wine is bottled unfiltered and sediment may occur.

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