Sutherland Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Prominent 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 26th February – 12th March
Grape sugar 22.2 – 22.7 °B
Acidity 6.0 – 7.0 g/l
pH at harvest 3.2 – 3.3
Yeasts Vin 7, Alchemy 2
Fermentation temp 15 °C
Method De-stalk, crush, pressed, settled & fermented in stainless steel tanks.
Residual Sugar 1.44 g/l
pH 3.34
Total acid 5.6 g/l
Alcohol 13.1 % by volume
Maturation Pot 2014 - 2017

Fragrant aromas of fresh citrus and passion fruit. These follow through on the palate with a lovely long mineral finish.

All vintages:

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