Hoopenburg Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Hoopenburg Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Nose - Fruit driven with loads of freshness. Expect gooseberry, passion fruit and a touch of greenness.
Palate - Good balance of fruit and acidity on the mid palate with a moderate alcohol giving some length.Great with crayfish, crab curries and of course Saturdays by the pool.


variety : Sauvignon Blanc [ 100% Sauvignon Blanc ]
winery : Hoopenburg Wines
winemaker : Neil Hawkins
wine of origin : 
analysis : alc : 13.0 % vol  rs : 3.5 g/l  pH : 3.4  ta : 6.8 g/l  
type : White  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : This is the only variety that is not grown on Hoopenburg. The grapes for this wine are sourced only from the coolest slopes in the Western Cape, enabling only the best Sauvignon grape flavours to be released into the wine.

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested by hand earlier this year into small 20kg cases. The grapes were then transported in the cool of the morning to the Hoopenburg cellar.

in the cellar : The grapes were hand tipped into the press for a long three hour whole bunch pressing session. After this the juice was cold fermented for 3 weeks in stainless steel tanks. Once dry the wine was racked off its ferment lees and aged for a 6 months before being bottled.

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