Steenberg Black Swan Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Steenberg Black Swan Sauvignon Blanc 2015

The Black Swan 2015 is fresh, crisp and displays remarkable fruit purity. It is a pale white wine with aromas of nettle, freshly cut herbs, subtle stone fruit, lime blossom and grapefruit sorbet. Notes of candied lemon and green herbs coincide with gun-flint minerality on the palate. All the flavours are enhanced by the vibrant acidity that adds to the freshness of the wine. The lees contact allows for a nuanced, yet opulent wine with a pronounced and long finish.


variety : Sauvignon Blanc [ 100% Sauvignon Blanc ]
winemaker : JD Pretorius
wine of origin : Constantia
analysis : alc : 14.00 % vol  rs : 1.3 g/l  pH : 3.36  ta : 6.1 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  taste : Mineral  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

2016 Tim Atkin South African Wine Report - 93 points

ageing : Drink now or watch it evolve during the next 5 - 10 years.

in the vineyard : The Sauvignon Blanc is selected from three vineyards.
Soil type: Clovelly /Oakleaf/ Avalon
Trellising: Elongated Perold
Age of vines:  9 - 26 years

about the harvest: Harvest Date: February 2015
Yield: 6.5 ton/ha

in the cellar : The Black Swan Sauvignon Blanc is a blend of the top two Sauvignon Blanc vineyards on Steenberg and is a selection of the best fruit from the vintage. The grapes were crushed / de-stemmed and left on the skins for 18 hours. The juice was then left to settle for 2 days before fermentation. A slow and cold fermentation resulted in a full, rich wine. The wine was kept on the lees for 8 months before being stabilised and bottled in December 2015.

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