Diemersdal MM Louw Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Diemersdal MM Louw Sauvignon Blanc 2011

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 mouth-feel with a healthy natural acid and lingering finish.

Full flavoured meat dishes and sushi.

variety : Sauvignon Blanc [ 100% Sauvignon Blanc ]
winemaker : Thys Louw
wine of origin : Durbanville
analysis : alc : 13.98 % vol  rs : 1.7 g/l  pH : 3.35  ta : 7.5 g/l  
type : White  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

Veritas Wine Awards 2012 - Double Gold
2012 FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 Wines - Finalist
Top 100 SA Wines 2012 - Status

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 with night harvested at optimum ripeness. Crushed and destemmed - reductively. Skin contact of 18 hours, pressed and settled for 24 hours. The initial fermentation was done at an ultra-low temperature (2°C) with a 'beer'-yeast before finishing fermentation with VIN7. Fermentation time was just over 3 months.

in the cellar : Wine was matured in 500L new French oak barrels for 10 months; fermented with Vin 7

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