Stellenbosch, South Africa
96% Sauvignon Blanc
Rich in tropical flavours, the Coastal Cuvée Sauvignon Blanc has its origin in distinctive vineyards within the Coastal region. Whilst they lie within proximity to the cool Atlantic Ocean, each has its own unique terroir contributing to a complex and deliciously rich character.
The grapes were handpicked in the early hours from the broader Western Cape region. Covering a vast area of over 400 kms, vineyards were selected from several premium wine regions in an effort to showcase the unique diversity in flavour profiles available within the Western Cape.
Characterised by typical dry conditions and moderate temperatures, favourable conditions continued throughout the season. Yet despite smaller berries and lighter crop stemming from the windy conditions grapes showed good acidity and balanced sugar delivering well concentrated and structured wines. The reds promise a full and intense flavour profile.
Wooded Semillion (8%) adds to a well-balanced and multifaceted structure.
The grapes did not receive any skin contact and were gently pressed.
Fermentation lasted 3 weeks at 15˚C. The wine was left on its primary lees for 5 weeks post fermentation and, after blending, an extra 3 months on fine lees.
Residual Sugar: 2.8 g/1
Total Acidity: 6.9 g/1