Diemersdal MM Louw Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Diemersdal MM Louw Sauvignon Blanc 2012

The MM Louw Sauvignon Blanc is made from carefully selected grapes and fermented in French oak barrels to ensure a wine with a full, rich mouthfeel and a long finish. The flavours fynbos, asparagus and tropical fruit are underpinned by a core of minerality and complex fruit and vanilia flavours.

Pan-seared tuna or fresh salmon with a fennel and olive oil dressing.

variety : Sauvignon Blanc [ 90% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Semillon ]
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  body : Full  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

2012 vintage: Gold - Michelangelo International Wine Awards, SA 2013
2011 Vintage: Double Gold - Veritas Wine Awards 2012
2011 Vintage: Finalist - FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 Wines 2012
2011 Vintage: Status - SA Top 100 Wines 2012

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
Trellising: 4 wire Perold
Age of vines: 25 years
Irrigation: Dry-land conditions

about the harvest: The grapes were hand harvested at 24º B.
Yield: 4t/ha

in the cellar : Oenology:
The grapes were crushed and de-stemmed. Skin contact of 24 hours, pressed and settled for 36 hours. Racked and inoculated with selected yeast, VIN7. 3 weeks alcoholic fermentation in 500L French Oak barrels, temperature controlled at 16° - 18º C.

Maturation:
Post fermentation lees contact of 9 months in barrel, stirred up once a week to enhance mouth feel and concentration. The wine was bottled unfiltered and sediment may occur after time.

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