Winterhoek Sauvignon Blanc, Ceres Plateau (6 Bottle Case)

South Africa

 

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100% fruit from the unique Ceres Plateau appellation.

The grapes are sourced from two vineyards: one called "Kliptuin" which translates to "stone garden". This is the site the first vines were planted on the farm. The other is called "Rivierblok" and has sandier soils. Very long cold winters and cooler than normal ripening periods causes these grapes up in the mountains to ripen at least a month, or in some years up to 2 months, later than in regions like Stellenbosch. Winemaking is kept as basic as possible. Grapes are destemmed and pressed to tank to settle overnight without any additions and then split 50% to tank and the other 50% racked to second and third fill French barriques the next day. Spontaneous fermentation can last up to 6 months. Full malolactic if the wine in barrel wants to, but malolactic is stopped on the tank which is kept as a fresh component. After 10 months on the lees, racking and blending of the 2 components take place and the final wine is left another 2 months to stabilise before bottling with minimal filtration.

Stone-fruit and green melon with subtle oak nuances on the nose. The palate is mineral and citrus driven with struck match and nutty lees flavours. A fresh almost limey acidity contributes to the wine’s length and gives balance to the creamy texture of the barrel fermented component.

A great match with oysters, freshly caught line-fish or summer salads.

Please note that all case deals can take between 7-10 days for delivery.

Country: South Africa
Region: Ceres Plateau
Grapes:  Sauvignon Blanc 100%
ABV:  12.5%
Volume: 6 x 75cl 
Vintage:  2019
Suitable for Vegetarians:  Yes
Suitable for Vegans: 
No

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