Boschendal 1685 Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Boschendal 1685 Sauvignon Blanc 2012

This straw-coloured wine has an aroma of herbs and tropical fruit, with hints of lime and green fig. These complex flavours carry through to the creamy, harmonious palate adding to the zesty finish

Ideal partner for smoke fish, seafood and creamy poultry or veal dishes

variety : Sauvignon Blanc [ 92% Sauvignon Blanc and 8% Semillon ]
winemaker : Lizelle Gerber
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 3.9 g/l  pH : 3.34  ta : 6.8 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  taste : Herbaceous  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : Ready to drink now.

in the vineyard : Grapes are from vineyards planted on decomposed granite, stony clay soils and rich alluvial soils, at laltitudes ranging from 150 - 400m above sea level.
Meticulous spur-pruning and the removal of excess shoots left only the two to three best-developed shoots per spur

Two weeks before harvest, leaves were removed from between bunches within the canopy, taking care that no grapes were exposed to direct sun in the process.This resulted in better aeration in the bunch zone and ensured flavour retention in the berries. The growth period was initially warm, followed by cooler weather.

about the harvest: All grapes were hand-picked in the cool of the early morning, ensuring crisp fruit expression in the wine 

in the cellar : Vinification is reductive, which means all air is excluded from the grape processing operation. this sis done to protect the delicate Sauvignon Blanc flavours.The Sauvignon Blanc was fermented at 16ºC. After fermentation the wine is left on its primary lees with regular stirring weekly for the first month. This process ensures lovely roundness to the middle pallet. A small portion of Semillon is then added to the final blend.

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