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R135.00

Atlantic Slopes 2016
(Sauvignon Blanc)

R 810.00 per case of 6

Description

ATLANTIC SLOPES 2016 (Sauvignon Blanc)

Metamorphic Range – Flagship Wine

 

ANALYSIS:

Alc: 13.5% RS: 1.9gl TA: 7.2gl pH: 3.07

A blend of 2 blocks of Sauvignon Blanc that differ in elevation, soil type, aspect & yield. A true “terroir wine” as only grapes from Hillcrest Estate were vinified. A lively greenish yellow wine with abundant citrus fruit on the nose. Fresh lime / lemon flavours with a distinct minerality. The 5% Semillon adds body and softens any rasping acidity.
Will improve over the next 2 – 3 years.

Tasting Notes

VINEYARD:

North West facing

SOIL TYPE:

Well drained Hutton & Glenrosa

VINEYARD AREA:

Specially selected grapes from a variety of blocks

TRELLIS:

Vertical shoot positioning (VSP) with 2 movable wires

IRRIGATION:

At crucial times during grape development.

CLONES:

SB11H & SB316 on Rootstock Richter 110

HARVESTED:

The Sauvignon Blanc was harvested on 24th Feb & 13th March and the Semillon on 12th March 2014.

DEGREE BALLING:

Varied between 23.1˚ & 23.8˚

FERMENTATION:

The two blocks were fermented separately at 12˚C using two different yeasts to produce a mix of typical Sauvignon Blanc flavours. Fermentation lasted 18 days. The wine was kept on the lees, bottled on the 15th May 2014. Only 1300 bottles were produced.