Paulina’s Reserve Blanc Fume 2019

Paulina’s Reserve Blanc Fume 2019

The Franschhoek Sauvignon Blanc component adds some tropical fruit, blackcurrant and lime. The Elim component adds minerality, flintiness and
great acid balance. To round it off the Franschhoek Semillon component adds fullness and waxiness on the pallet.

Spicy lamb curry, mushroom risotto and chicken ravioli in a burnt butter and sage sauce.

variety : Sauvignon Blanc [ 89% Sauvignon Blanc, 11% Semillon ]
winemaker : Wynand Grobler
wine of origin : Franschhoek
analysis : alc : 12.89% % vol  rs : 1.9 g/l  pH : 3.2  ta : 6.6 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  


Vintage 2019
2019 Christian Eedes - 90 Points

ageing : 

Accessible and can age up to 10 years.

in the vineyard : The Semillon component is from an old bush vine block in Franschhoek that was planted in 1905. The Semillon was harvested mid-February at 22˚ balling. The Sauvignon Blanc was destemmed and crushed and the Semillon was whole bunch pressed.

about the harvest: The Sauvignon Blanc was harvested from grapes from Franschhoek & Elim. The Franschhoek Sauvignon Blanc was harvested first at 21˚ balling early February, a few weeks later the Sauvignon Blanc from Elim was harvested at 21.5˚ balling, as this is a much cooler area, it gives the grapes more hanging time on the vine.

in the cellar : 

The Sauvignon Blanc was fermented with selected yeast strains in stainless steel tanks, but around 18 balling it was transferred to 500l barrels, where it completed fermentation. The Semillon was naturally fermented in Stockinger Foudre. The Sauvignon Blanc was matured in 500l barrels for 8 months (50% new, 50% old). The Semillon was matured in Stockinger Foudre for 8 months. After the 8 months the wine was blended and bottled.

OTHER VINTAGES - not for sale

Sauvignon Blanc
Sauvignon Blanc

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