Sutherland Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Exhibiting juicy melon and mineral flavours, this is a fragrant and fruity unwooded wine, with a dry finish.

Maturation

Will develop well for 2 years from vintage date.

Food Pairing

An excellent aperitif, and great with delicately flavoured foods.

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Tasting Notes

Varietal Sauvignon Blanc – 316D, 316A, 317A and 7A
Root stock R99 and R110
Soil type Hutton – decomposed granite
Age of vines Planted 2003 and 2005
Plant density 2222 – 2500 vines per hectare
Trellising Vertical hedge
Pruning 2-bud spurs every 15cm
Yield 13.3 t/ha
Irrigation Supplementary drip
Vintage Very hot and dry vintage, resulting in an early start to the picking, with different varieties ripening at the same time. A tough vintage for the winery crews!
Picking date 9th – 28th February 2010
Grape sugar 22 – 23 °B
Acidity 6.5 – 7.0 g/l
pH at harvest 3.25 – 3.3
Yeasts Vin 7, Alchemy 2
Fermentation temp 15 °C
Method De-stalk, crush, pressed, settled and fermented in stainless steel tanks.
Residual sugar 2.1 g/l
pH 3.35
Total acid 6.7 g/l
Alcohol 13.48% by volume
Maturation Pot 2011 – 2015

Juicy melon and mineral flavours. This wine is fragrant and fruity with a dry finish.

All vintages:

2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011