Rickety Bridge Sauvignon Blanc 2002

Rickety Bridge Sauvignon Blanc 2002

Honey-dew, melon, paw-paw, nettles and gooseberry with a long clean finish.

Avocado and shrimp cocktail.

variety : Sauvignon Blanc [ 100% Sauvignon Blanc ]
winemaker : Wilhelm van Rooyen
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 12.5 % vol  rs : 1.9 g/l  pH : 2.94  ta : 7.8 g/l  va : 0.45 g/l  so2 : 104 mg/l  fso2 : 39 mg/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fragrant  
pack : Bottle  

about the harvest: Sauvignon Blanc grapes were harvested by hand in two batches at 21.5ºB. Parts of the vineyard where variety flavours showed best, were vinified separately.

in the cellar : Grapes were handled with care and worked reductively - ascorbic acid was used, mainly after pressing. Three hours skin contact at 12ºC was done, before pressing with a bag press up to 0.5 bar when pH started to change. The juice was settled overnight, racked off its lees and inoculated with VIN 7 yeast. Fermentation occurred in stainless steel tanks at 10 - 15ºC for 17 days.
The wine was blended with a Wellington Sauvignon Blanc for increased alcohol and lower acidity. A complement of full tropical fruit flavours was added to the strong varietal flavours of the Rickety Bridge wine.
This wine was bottled on 28 May 2002.

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