Le Pommier Sauvignon Blanc 2002

Le Pommier Sauvignon Blanc 2002

Pale green with light straw hues on the colour. The nose is laden with gooseberry, green apple, and sweet melon with underlying mineral tones. Clean, crisp acidity with an abundance of tropical and grape fruit showing on the palate. This is a perfect wine for just enjoying on its own or with light summer meals.

variety : Sauvignon Blanc [ Sauvignon Blanc ]
winery : 
winemaker : Bruwer Raats
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.09 % vol  rs : 1.71 g/l  pH : 3.58  ta : 6.59 g/l  


Fairbairn Capital Trophy Wine Show 2003 - Bronze
3.5 stars Wine Magazine March 2003

ageing : Should be enjoyed now or within 1-2 years after the vintage.

in the vineyard : Situation: North facing slopes
Altitude: 150-200m
Distance from sea: approximately 8km
Soil Type: A combination of loam-sand topsoil on
a clay subsoil.
Rootstock: R99
Age of vines: 6 years
Trellising: 3 wire
Pruning: 2 buds
Irrigation: none

about the harvest: Picking date: 26th of February 2002
Yield: 7 tons/ha average

in the cellar : Fermentation Temp: 18 degrees Celsius
Yeast: assorted French strains
The grapes were crushed and destemmed. The juice was immediately pressed and cold soaked for 3 days at 12 degrees Celsius, were after it was inoculated with the above yeast. After fermentation the wine was left on the fine lees for 6 months in stainless steel tanks.

Malolactic fermentation: none
Wood ageing: none
Bottled: 21st of October 2002
Production: 640 x 12

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