Sutherland Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Exhibiting juicy melon and mineral flavours, this is a fragrant and fruity unwooded wine, with a dry finish.
Will develop well for 2 years from vintage date.
An excellent aperitif, and great with delicately flavoured foods.
|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|
|Pruning||2-bud spurs every 15cm|
|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|
|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.