Sutherland Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Fragrant aromas of fresh citrus and passion fruit. These follow through on the palate with a lovely long mineral finish. This wine is fragrant and fruity with a dry, zesty 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 13.8 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 14th February – 5th March 2013
Grape sugar 21.5 – 24 °B
Acidity 6.4 – 9.7 g/l
pH at harvest 3.19 – 3.4
Yeasts Vin 7, Alchemy 2
Fermentation temp 15 °C
Method De-stalk, crush, pressed, settled & fermented in stainless steel tanks.
Residual Sugar 3.0 g/l
pH 3.43
Total acid 6.4 g/l
Alcohol 13.00 % by volume
Maturation Pot 2013 - 2016

Fragrant aromas of fresh citrus and passion fruit. These follow through on the palate with a lovely long mineral finish. This wine is fragrant and fruity with a dry, zesty finish.

All vintages:

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