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Kleine Zalze Family Reserve Sauvignon Blanc Sur Lie 2020

Kleine Zalze Family Reserve Sauvignon Blanc Sur Lie 2020
Kleine Zalze Family Reserve Sauvignon Blanc Sur Lie 2020
Lively and herbaceous with crisp layers of fruit. Intense palate with tropical and green elements.
Technical Analysis
Wine Information

Concours Mondial du Sauvignon 2023 - Gold
Veritas Awards 2022 - Double Gold
John Platter South African Wine Guide 2022 - 4½ Stars
Sauvignon Blanc SA Top 10 2021
Michelangelo Wine & Spirits Award 2021 - Kuehne & Nagel Sauvignon Blanc Trophy

Brand Group Family Reserve
Winemaker RJ Botha
Variety Sauvignon Blanc
Blend Percentage 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Food Suggestion
Ageing A serious wine with a long future. Will reward careful cellaring for the next 5 years.
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 was 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.
Vineyard The grapes were selected from vineyards in Durbanville and Darling. 2020 was a sleeping beauty. Enough rain in 2019 and a cold winter was the perfect start. The growing season were moderate with cold evenings, perfect for Sauvignon Blanc. Some leaf plucking in the bunch zone early in December to ensure enough sunlight on the bunches and to create a healthy microclimate around our bunches. What a vintage!
body Full
style Dry
taste Herbaceous
type White
Kosher 0
Organic 0
Vegetarian 0
Wooded 0
Closure Cork
Pack Size 750ml
Pack Type Bottle
  • Range: Family Reserve
R270.00 per item
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