100% Sauvignon Blanc
Groenekloof is situated near Darling on a series of hills running along the Cape West Coast. Strongly influenced by the interaction of soil, topography and climate, this Sauvignon Blanc is lively, complex and reflective of its origin.
These bush vines are low-yielding vineyards with no supplementary irrigation. The soil consists of predominantly decomposed granite and clay with good water-retention capacities. Multi-clonal planting on R110.
Harvest commenced on the 2nd of February and carried through to the 8th of February. Grapes were harvested between 22 and 23°B with a total acid of 8.0 g/l and a pH of 3.3.
The juice was cleaned by means of floatation after it was racked and inoculated to ferment at low temperatures. The wine was left on the lees for months before blending and bottling.
Winemaker : Warren Ellis
Main Variety : Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol : 13.0 %vol
pH : 3.19
RS : 2.1 g/l
Total Acid : 6.5 g/l
Appellation : Groenekloof
Tim Atkin’s 2016 South Africa Special Report – 91 points
Platter 4 ½ Star 2017