Diemersdal Sauvignon Blanc Reserve (6/case) (R129/BOTTLE)
This is a full flavoured, complex Sauvignon Blanc.
The wine has good depth on the nose with aromas of citrus, green herbs, hints of asparagus and a touch of sweetness.
On the palate excellent natural acidity creates balance, a fine structure and a pleasant
mouth-filling texture with a clean finish.
Harvested from a selected block at 23-24ºB. Crushed and destemmed reductively. Skin Contact for 24hrs; pressed and settled for 36hrs. Racked and inoculated with a 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 mouthfeel and concentration. The wine is bottled unfiltered and sediment may occur.
Full flavoured seafood dishes and creamy soup or blackened, spicy pan-fried fish.
2014 vintage: Double Gold – Veritas ‘14
2014 vintage: Top Sauvignon Blanc (Durbanville Ward) – Terroir Wine Awards ‘14
2013 vintage: 92 Scores – Tim Atkins (2014)
2013 vintage: Gold – Concours Mondial du Sauvignon 2014
2012 vintage: White Wine Trophy – Winemaker’s Choice Awards ‘12
2012 vintage: Top Sauvignon Blanc in South Africa – Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards ‘12
2010 vintage: Gold – Michelangelo Intl’ Wine Awards ’10