Diemersdal Winter Ferment Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Diemersdal Winter Ferment Sauvignon Blanc 2020

The wine has intense aromas of gooseberries, tropical fruit and sweet-grapefruit with a core of minerality. The excellent natural acidity creates balance to the concentrated, rich mouth-filling texture.

Full flavoured seafood dishes and creamy soup or blackened, spicy pan-fried fish.

variety : Sauvignon Blanc [ 100% Sauvignon Blanc ]
winemaker : Thys Louw
wine of origin : Durbanville
analysis : alc : 14.72 % vol  rs : 2.3 g/l  pH : 3.34  ta : 6 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  


Vintage 2018: Gold - Concours Mondial du Sauvignon 2019 Vintage 2018: Winner (Top 10) - FNB Sauvignon Top 10 2018
Vintage 2018: Gold - Veritas Wine Awards 2018
Vintage 2017: Winner (Top 10) - FNB Sauvignon Top 10 2017
Vintage 2017: Sauvignon Blanc Trophy - South African Young Wine Show 2017 Vintage 2017: Double Gold - Veritas Wine Awards 2017
Vintage 2017: Silver - International Wine Challenge 2017
Vintage 2019: 2019 Veritas Wine Awards - Double Gold

A new world style of Sauvignon Blanc.
Diemersdal’s reputation for pushing the boundaries with Sauvignon Blanc is expressed in this innovative wine style. After harvest, the juice for this wine was frozen at - 20˚C and kept in  this state for five months. It was then thawed and fermented in the heart of the Cape winter, producing a uniquely tropical style of Sauvignon Blanc totally unique for South Africa.

in the vineyard : 

Yield: 9 ha
Trellising: 4 wire Perold
Age of vines: 10 years

Terroir: Gentle slopes exposed to the micro-climate of the Atlantic Ocean results in the vineyards being influenced by the cool air-flows and morning mists so typical of a maritime climate. In summer a firm south-easter wind fans the vines ensuring temperate and sunny ripening conditions. Along with dryland farming on soils of decomposed granite with a high clay content, the vines oßer intensely flavoured fruit, resulting in wines of elegance, character and structure.

in the cellar : 

Night harvested at 23B and crushed and destemmed - reductively. Skin contact for 3 hours, pressed and settled for 48 hours. The fermentation of this wine was postponed for 5 months before inoculated with CKS. 2 weeks alcoholic fermentation temperature controlled at 14-16 °C and was bo1led soon thereafter.

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