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Kleine Zalze Family Reserve Sauvignon Blanc Sur Lie 2017

Kleine Zalze Family Reserve Sauvignon Blanc Sur Lie 2017
Kleine Zalze Family Reserve Sauvignon Blanc Sur Lie 2017
Delicate, fresh and perfumed. Kiwi, gooseberries and “kakie bos” on the nosewith mineral edge on the palate. Full but elegant.
Technical Analysis
alc 13.00
rs 2.3
pH 3.40
ta 7.0
Description
Accolades 2017 SAWi Wards - Platinum
2019 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirit Awards - Gold
Ageing Will reward careful cellaring for the next 5 years.
BlendPercent 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Cellar We handle Sauvignon Blanc very reductively from the start with dry ice in the vineyard through to the fermentation vessel. The grapes were crushed as soon as it arrived (before 10am) with a CO2 blanket and given at least 12 hours skin contact. This is to extract all the beautiful flavours nestled in the skins. The juice was racked from the skins with gravity and settled for 24 hours. The clean juice was racked to the fermentation vessel where we inoculate with selected yeast strains and ferment very slow at 13 degrees Celsius. The wine spent 7 months on primary lees before being bottled with only a very coarse filtration.
Harvest The grapes were handpicked early in the morning and in some cases even during the night.
Variety Sauvignon Blanc
Vineyard The grapes were selected from vineyards in Stellenbosch (False Bay) and Durbanville. 2016 was one of the warmest and driest vintages in history. These specific sites are within 10 km from the ocean and facing south, thus cooler than the norm. The canopy was opened at the beginning of December to let enough sun into the bunch zone, but was left to close again with secondary shoot. This was to protect the bunches against excessive sun and protection of the delicate flavours.
Winemaker RJ Botha
Style
body Full
style Dry
taste Herbaceous
type White
Type
Kosher 0
Organic 0
Vegetarian 0
Wooded 0
Pack
Closure Cork
Pack Size 750ml
Pack Type Bottle
  • Range: Kleine Zalze Family Reserve
R220.00
R220.00 per bottle
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