Diemersdal 8 Rows Sauvignon Blanc (6/case) (R169/BOTTLE)
The grapes were night harvested at 23.5ºB, crushed and de-stemmed reductively.
Skin contact of 24 hours, pressed and settled for 36 hours. Racked and inoculated with selected yeast, VIN7. 3 weeks alcoholic fermentation temperature controlled at 12-14ºC.
Post fermentation lees contact of 4 months, stirred up once a week to enhance mouth feel and concentration. The wine was bottled unfiltered and sediment may occur after time.
An intense with concentrated aromas on the nose that follows through on the palate. The wine shows a strong core of minerality with a flinty elegance on the nose with a rounded mouth-feel and balanced acidity on the finish. A seamless wine where all the components are in perfect balance.
Pan-seared tuna or fresh salmon with a fennel and olive oil dressing.
2014 vintage: Gold – Concours Mondial du Sauvignon Blanc ’15
2013 vinatge: 9 Scores – Tim Atkins (2014)
2013 vinatge: Top 5 Estate Wines – SA Novare Terroir ‘14
2010 vintage: Gold – Concours Mondial du Sauvignon Blanc ’11
2010 vintage: Gold – Michelangelo Intl’ Wine Awards ’10
2010 vintage: Gold – Veritas ‘10