Protea Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Protea Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Gooseberry, guava and passion fruit lead the array of ripe tropical fruit on the bouquet. Ripe lemon andpineapple flavours abound on the palate. Vibrant fresh aciditygives structure and length to the full flavours which linger justlong enough to leave you wanting more. Crisp dry finish.


variety : Sauvignon Blanc [ 100% Sauvignon Blanc ]
winemaker : Dawie Botha
wine of origin : Franschhoek
analysis : alc : 13.76 % vol  rs : 1.8 g/l  pH : 3.42  ta : 5.6 g/l  va : 0.36 g/l  so2 : 125 mg/l  fso2 : 42 mg/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

in the vineyard : The 2015 vintage was characterized by early growing and ripening conditions which saw the first fruit arrive at the cellar mid-way through January.

Average Temp: 28° C
Rainfall: 1000mm
Origin of Fruit: Franschhoek (84%), Stellenbosch (8%), Elandskloof (6%), Citrusdal Mountain (2%) Soil Type: Decomposed granite, decomposed shale, sandy loam

about the harvest: 
Each vineyard was harvested separately by hand in the cool early morning hours so that the fresh fruit flavours were preserved.
Yield: 10 ton/ha
Harvesting Began: 19/1/2015
Harvesting Ended: 3/3/2015

in the cellar : All the fruit was de-stemmed and crushed before an overnight skin contact period prior to being drained and pressed the following day. A two day settling period followed before the individual parcels were fermented separately by a selection of cultured yeast strains. After fermentation, the wine was allowed to spend time on the lees in order to build a full, well-rounded palate before being blended and bottled.

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