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Skaap Sauvignon Blanc 2016 (6 bottles)

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Skaap Sauvignon Blanc 2016 (6 bottles)

59.50

€9,95 per bottle (Sold per case of 6 only).

A classic, zesty Sauvignon Blanc. Tropical flavours are dominant on the nose with earthy, flinty and lengthy kiwi fruit flavours. Medium to full bodied with mineral and citrus notes that linger on the palette.

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Tasting Notes
 

Vineyards

This is the first year that all the grapes used in the Sauvignon Blanc are from our own vineyard, a south-east facing slope high up on the Schapenberg, in the Stellenbosch region of South Africa. 2015 was an exceptional harvest and we received large volumes of excellent quality fruit from our vines and it shows in the resultant wine.

Winemaking

Our winemaker has a hands on approach, with each selected parcel of fruit being treated differently and kept separate until final blending. Three lots were processed and harvested over different stages of ripening, trying to capture the full flavour spectrum of Sauvignon Blanc. Grapes were picked early and brought to the cellar as cold as possible to minimize oxidation of the fruit flavours.

In the cellar the focus was on preserving flavour and bringing out the true character of the grape. Reductive winemaking practices are followed on the juice, which involves the use of lots of CO2 (dry ice), low temperatures and natural anti-oxidants like ascorbic acid. Skin contact for about eight hours is done to extract as much flavour as possible from the skins, without extracting harsh components. Mostly free run juice is settled overnight to a very clear stage before the yeast is added. Fermentation is done slowly at 10-14 deg C over a period of three weeks. After fermentation the wine is left on its fermentation lease for about six months until final blending and bottling. 

Made by award winning South African winemaker Riaan Oosthuizen.

Style

A classic Sauvignon Blanc made in a style that focuses on preserving the fruit flavours and expressing the true character of the grape.

Tropical flavours are dominant on the nose with earthy, flinty and lengthy kiwi fruit flavours, medium to full bodied with a mineral finish already showing. Pleasant finish with fruit salad aftertaste.

When to drink

Drinking nicely now, this wine has the depth and complexity to develop over the next 2-6 years.

Food match

This fresh citrus Sauvignon has the body and depth of flavour to stand up to rich sauces and will be excellent with salads, fish and white meats.

Production

15,500 bottles

Analysis

Alcohol: 14% vol
Residual sugar: 1.8 g/lit
pH: 3.35
Total acidy: 6.1 g/lit
Volatile acidity: 0.57 g/lit
Total SO2: 118 mg/lit


 

Delivery

Delivery costs €7,50 per order to any address in The Netherlands, irrespective of quantity. Orders delivered within 5 working days.