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R95.00

Prices are per bottle & sold per case of 6

TASTING NOTES
Pale green with light straw hues on the colour. The nose is laden with gooseberry, tropical fruit with a hint of nettles. The palate shows lime, citrus and gooseberry fruit with a flinty, mineral finish.

Description

LE POMMIER SAUVIGNON BLANC 2019

IN THE VINEYARD
Blending:  100% Sauvignon blanc
Situation: East and north-south facing row direction
Altitude: 350m
Distance from sea: Approximately 23.5km
Soil Type: Gritty sand, scree covering granite, deposits of weathering products of granite
Age of vines: 15 years;  Trellising: Vertical hedge;  Pruning: Cordon;  Irrigation: Drip


THE HARVEST
Picking date: February 2019
Yield: 9 tons/ha average
2019 turned out to be one of the most challenging harvests of the decade.  Following the preceding drought years, vines were under pressure regarding nutritional reserves.  A heat wave during winter 2018 caused vines to bud prematurely, further tapping low reserves.  Nevertheless, rainfall during the growing season returned to long-time average figures and pulled the vines through.  The weather was cool running up to harvest with only one moderate heat wave early in February.  This sped up the ripening of early varieties such as Sauvignon blanc and Semillon.  White grapes were harvested over a short period and shows great natural acidity and freshness – overall great white vintage.


ANALYSIS
Alc. 13.96%; RS: 1.3; TA: 6.3g/L; pH: 3.34; VA: 0.4; Fr SO2: 41ppm; Tot SO2 116ppm


IN THE CELLAR
The grapes were de-stemmed and crushed. The juice was immediately pressed and cold settled for 2 days at 8ºC. Thereafter the clear juice was racked off its lees and inoculated with a commercial strain. After fermentation the wine was left on the fine lees in stainless steel tanks for 3 months.
Malolactic fermentation: None
Wood aging: None
Bottled:  June 2019


AGING SUGGESTIONS
1 – 2 years.


FOOD PAIRING
This is an excellent partner with most seafood and salads.


BLEND INFORMATION
92% Sauvignon Blanc; 8% Semillon.

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