Diemersdal MM Louw Sauvignon Blanc 2009

Diemersdal MM Louw Sauvignon Blanc 2009

Experimenting with a 'beer'-yeast (used in France/Germany to ferment wines under icy cold cellar condition) with longer fermentation time and extremely low fermentation temperatures, resulted in a wine with highly concentrated tropical fruit flavours, ripe figs and classic boxwood aromas underpinned by a core of minerality on the nose, and a full mouthfeel with a healthy natural acid and lingering finish.


variety : Sauvignon Blanc [ 100% Sauvignon Blanc ]
winemaker : Thys Louw
wine of origin : Durbanville
analysis : alc : 13.22 % vol  rs : 2.8 g/l  pH : 3.28  ta : 6.8 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

2007: Gold: Michelangelo Wine Awards - 2008
2007: 41/2 Stars - Platters' Wine Guide 2008

in the vineyard : Terrior:
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 full fenolic ripeness.

in the cellar : Crushed and destemed - reductively Skin contact of 18 hours, pressed and settled for 24 hours. The initial fermentation was done at an ultralow temperature (2°C) with a "beer"-yeast before finishing fermentation with VIN7. Fermentation time was just over 3 months.

Maturation:
Post fermentation lees contact of 3 months, stirred up once a week to enhance mouth feel and concentration. The wine was bottled unfiltered and sediment may occur over time.

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