Backsberg John Martin Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Backsberg John Martin Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Aromas of melon, cape gooseberry, citrus blossom and kiwi fruit are prominent. The palate is elegant, displaying these same fruit flavours as well as lime, fig and pear. The time in oak barres has given this wine a smooth, full bodied 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 [ 100% Sauvignon Blanc ]
winemaker : Alecia Rechner
wine of origin : Coastal Region
analysis : alc : 13.08 % vol  rs : 4.4 g/l  pH : 3.31  ta : 5.2 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : 5 - 10 years

in the vineyard : Origin: Coastal
Soil type: Simonsberg, Paarl vineyard on  weathered granite slopes of clay loam
Climate: Mediterranean
Viticulture: Lyre system vineyard allows maximum sun and ripeness.

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

in the cellar : The fruit is crushed, gently ressed and then filled directly into small French oak barrels for a few weeks. To enhance the texture and flavour profile, it is a left on lees, in tank, for 5 months.

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