Diemersdal Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2012

Diemersdal Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2012

This is a full flavoured, complex Sauvignon Blanc. The wine has good depth on the nose with aromas of citrus, green herbs, hints of asparagus and a touch of sweetness. On the palate excellent natural acidity creates balance, a fine structure and a pleasant mouth-filling texture with a clean finish.

Full flavoured seafood dishes and creamy soup or blackened, spicy pan-fried fish.

variety : Sauvignon Blanc [ 100% Sauvignon Blanc ]
winemaker : Thys Louw
wine of origin : Durbanville
analysis : alc : 14.3 % vol  rs : 1.3 g/l  pH : 3.38  ta : 7.0 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  


2012: Winemakers' Choice Awards Trophy Winner - White Category
2012: Winemakers' Choice Awards - Diamond Award
2012: Bronze Medal - Veritas Wine Awards 2012
2012: Top Sauvignon Blanc in South Africa - Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards 2012
2010: Gold - Concours Mondial du Sauvignon Blanc 2011
2010: SA Top 100 Wine Awards 2011
2010: Gold - Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2010
2011: Silver - Michelangelo CCL Label International Wine Awards

in the vineyard : Slope: South facing slopes
Soil: Decomposed granite with high clay content
Climate: Moderate with cooling sea breezes from the Atlantic Ocean
Trellising: 4 wire Perold
Age of vines: 25 years
Irrigation: Dry-land conditions

about the harvest: Harvested from selected blocks at 22° - 23° B.

in the cellar : The grapes were crushed and destemmed reductively. Skin Contact for 24hrs; pressed and settled for 36hrs. Racked and inoculated with a selected yeast, VIN7. 3 weeks alcoholic fermentation temperature controlled at 12° - 14° C.
Maturation: Post fermentation lees contact of 4 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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