Diemersdal Sauvignon Blanc 2009

Diemersdal Sauvignon Blanc 2009

This vibrant, classically styled Sauvignon Blanc presents a brilliant lemon-lime colour. The nose is complex with an array of tropical fruit, figs and gooseberries. These crisp flavours repeat in the mouth along with a minerally character followed by a long fruity finish. The distinctive aromas support a wonderfully balanced palate, presenting purity of ripe fruit, coupled with a lingering harmonious finish.

Summer foods and salads.

variety : Sauvignon Blanc [ 100% Sauvignon Blanc ]
winemaker : Thys Louw, Mari van der Merwe
wine of origin : Durbanville
analysis : alc : 13.47 % vol  rs : 3.5 g/l  pH : 3.25  ta : 6.8 g/l  
type : White  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

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: 7 - 9 t/ha
Trellising: 4 wire Perold
Age of vines: 7 - 25 years
Irrigation: Dry-land conditions

about the harvest: The grapes were night harvested at optimum ripeness, the blocks harvested and vinified separate. Crushed and destemmed - reductively. Skin contact of 12 - 24 hours, pressed and settled for 24 hours. Racked and inoculated with chosen yeasts eg VIN 7; QA 23; CKS; VL 3. 3 weeks alcoholic fermentation with temperature controlled at 12 - 14ÂșC.

in the cellar : Post fermentation lees contact of 3 months, stirred up once a week to enhance mouth-feel and concentration. Blended 3 weeks before bottling and stabilization.

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