The Game Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2018

The Game Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2018

This seductive Sauvignon Blanc oozes gooseberry and passion fruit, with notes of ripe figs, lemongrass and capsicum. Following through is a delicious concentration of tropical fruit, nettles and cut grass flavours on the palate. A versatile wine with crisp, lively acidity and a dusty pebble finish.

Enjoy as an aperitif or with grilled, smoked and spicy fish and chicken dishes.

variety : Sauvignon Blanc [ 100% Sauvignon Blanc ]
winemaker : The Game Reserve Winemaking Team
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 12.8 % vol  rs : 1.2 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

With its striking black and white plumage and haunting call, the fish eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) is a well-loved African symbol with an impressive wingspan of around two meters. These splendid birds of prey can be seen soaring above the Rooiberg Breede River Conservancy scaring small birds away, thereby preventing damage to the ripe grapes before harvest.

in the vineyard : The grapes are from 8 different vineyards in the Coastal region (Firgrove, Stellenbosch and Groenekloof, Darling) - all the sites are carefully selected for the natural cooling effect that is gained from their close proximity to the ocean, their Mediterranean climate, the geological diversity of their soils and for their viticultural practices.

about the harvest: 

Handpicked between 21 - 24 ºB. The criteria that is used for picking is the physical signs of ripeness plus the flavour development that is determined by tasting the berries.

in the cellar : 

Reductive treatment from vineyard to bottling in order to capture the varietal flavours. Destalked, mash cooled with 12 - 18 hours skin contact and cool fermentation at 10 - 14 ºC. The wine undergoes three months of full lees contact after alcoholic fermentation.

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