Longavi Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Crafted from premium selected vineyard parcels in the Valley of Leyda. A true expression of cool-climate terroir with a breathtaking intensity and richness.


variety : Sauvignon Blanc | 100% Sauvignon Blanc
winemaker : David Nieuwoudt & Julio Bouchon
wine of origin : 
analysis : alc : 13.6 % vol  rs : 2.77 g/l  pH : 3.42  ta : 3.42 g/l  
type : White  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

AWARDS

Tim Atkin’14: 92 points - 2013 vintage
Veritas’14: Double Gold - 2013 vintage
Michelangelo Wine Awards’14: 4.½  stars - 2013 vintage

ageing : Optimum drinking time: 2 - 5 years after release

This wine is a collaboration between Chilean producer Julio Bouchon and South African winemaker David Nieuwoudt. Longaví, meaning ‘snake’s head’, draws on the spirit and legends of two continents. The vine wreath denoting the ouroboros, an ancient African symbol, represents nature’s eternal cycle of renewal. The sacred condor soaring high above the Andes - man’s messenger to the gods - represents the winemaker's freedom and search for perfection. Longaví wines will certainly please both man and the gods!

in the vineyard : Soil types: Clay and loam over a granite base
Origin of vines: Leyda valleyeld per hectare: 8 ton/ha
Trellised: Perold system
Irrigation: Supplementary

about the harvest: Harvest date: 28 March 2013
Degree balling at harvest: Early morning hand harvested at 21.5° B
Yield per hectare: 8 ton/ha

in the cellar : Vinification: Reductive style, cold crushed at 8ºC, skin contact for 6 hours, only free run juice used, settle for 3 days at 10ºC
Fermentation: With selected yeast strain
Lees contact: Once fermentation is completed on 24 April, it remains on the lees for 2 months before bottling

OTHER VINTAGES - not for sale

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