Tokara Reserve Collection Elgin Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Tokara Reserve Collection Elgin Sauvignon Blanc 2015

The wine displays a beautiful pale straw colour with a hint of green. The nose is subtle and perfumed. The aromas are that of nettles, lemongrass, green figs and cape gooseberries. The wine enters the palate with amazing clarity and freshness. The characters are typical of that of a cool climate Sauvignon blanc with gooseberry and guava fruit characters and a textured minerality on the mid. The finish is clean, fresh and persistent.

Best served cold and drunk as an aperitif or served with fresh summer foods such as wild oysters, asparagus with hollandaise sauce or fresh grilled yellowtail with salsa verde.

variety : Sauvignon Blanc [ 100% Sauvignon Blanc ]
winemaker : Miles Mossop
wine of origin : Elgin
analysis : alc : 13.09 % vol  rs : 2.0 g/l  pH : 3.34  ta : 6.8 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : Drink now through till 2019

in the vineyard : This 100% Sauvignon blanc is made from grapes grown on Tokara‚Äôs Highlands farm in Elgin. 

about the harvest: The vines cropped between 5 to 8 tons a hectare. The grapes were hand picked at optimal flavour ripeness at sugars between 21.5 and 23.0 brix and acidities of 7.5 g/l to 9.0 g/l. The grapes were then transported in a closed truck to our winery on The Helshoogte Pass in Stellenbosch.

in the cellar : The grapes were destemmed and crushed and pressed immediately in our inert press. The press juice and free run juice were kept separate and settled overnight, before the clean juice was racked off. Only the free run juice from the best blocks is used for the Reserve Collection Sauvignon blanc. The juice was fermented at 15 degrees Celsius in stainless steel tanks with selected wine yeast. After fermentation the wine was sulphured and left on the lees for five months with regular lees stirring before stabilization and bottling.

28 000 bottles were produced.