Constantia, South Africa
25% Sauvignon blanc
Mediterranean climate with cool breezes from the Atlantic Ocean, with an average maximum temperature in summer of 26˚C, and an average night-time low in winter of 8˚C. The long-term average rainfall is 1100mm per year.
Soil types ranging from deep red granite-based clay soil to red-brown loamy soil from granitic origin.
Both vineyards are trained on vertical shoot position trellis systems. Vineyard actions like pruning, canopy management and harvesting are done by hand. Pest control is done biologically, and soil health and weed control are managed by a selected mix of winter cover crop.
The grapes were hand picked.
Harvest takes place in early March
Grapes are vinified separately in 50% new oak and 25% second fill and 25% third and fourth fill French oak barrels. The wine matured on its lees for 10 months before bottling then aged in bottle for another 12 months before released.
WINEMAKER : Boela Gerber
ASSISTANT WINEMAKER : Rudolph Steenkamp
Alcohol content: 13.19 %
Total acidity: 6.2 g/l
Residual sugar: 2.2 g/l
Extract: 21.10 g/l
Gouverneurs Reserve (White) 2017 Veritas Gold
Gouverneurs Reserve (White) 2017 Platter’s South African Wine Guide 5 Stars
Gouverneurs Reserve (White) 2017 National Wine Challenge/Top 100 Grand Cru National Champion Best in Class
Gouverneurs Reserve (White) 2017 National Wine Challenge/Top 100 Top 100 & Double Platinum
Gouverneurs Reserve (White) 2017 Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2020 Gold