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Prominent aromas of fresh citrus and passion fruit. These follow through on the palate with a lovely long mineral finish.
This wine is fragrant and fruity with a dry, zesty finish.
Potential to develop beautifully over the next three
An excellent aperitif, and great with delicately flavoured foods.
Varietal Sauvignon Blanc – 316D, 316A, 317A and 7A
Root stock Richter 99 and Richter 110
Soil type Hutton - decomposed granite
Age of vines Planted August 2003 and 2005
Plant density 2222 to 2500 vines/ha
Trellising Verticle hedge
Irrigation Supplementary drip
Vintage A warm, dry vintage with a late start, resulted in smaller
tonnage but yielding balanced, well structured wines with lovely intensity.
Picking date 23rd February 2018
Grape sugar 22.3 °B
Acidity 7.04 g/l
pH at harvest 3.27
Yeasts Vin 7 and Alchemy 2
Fermentation temp 15 °C
De-stalk, crush, press, settle and fermented in stainless steel tanks.