Backsberg John Martin Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Backsberg John Martin Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Gooseberry, green fig and guava aromas are prominent. The palate is elegant, displaying these same fruit flavours as well as asparagus and lime.The time on lees has given this wine a waxy, smooth mouth-feel, yet it retains its refreshing, citrus-like acidity.

The balance in acidity and full-bodied richness makes this wine a wonderful partner to cheese, seafood, poultry and creamy pasta.

variety : Sauvignon Blanc [ 95% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Semillon ]
winemaker : Alicia Rechner
wine of origin : Coastal Region
analysis : alc : 13.82 % vol  rs : 3.6 g/l  pH : 3.28  ta : 6.8 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : 5 - 8 years

in the vineyard : CLIMATE: Mediterranean
SOIL TYPE: Simonsberg, Paarl vineyard on weathered granite slopes of clay loam. Some Franschhoek Semillon was also added.
VITICULTURE: 12 year old vineyards
ORIGIN: Coastal

about the harvest: Early morning, hand-picked, ripe grape selection.

in the cellar : The fruit is crushed, gently pressed and then filled directly into small French oak barrels. Fermentation may take up to 6 weeks to complete. To enhance the texture and flavour profile, it is aged on lees, in tank, for 5 months.

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