86% Sauvignon blanc; 14% Semillon
Mediterranean climate with cool breezes from the Atlantic Ocean. Average rainfall of 1100mm per annum.
SOIL TYPE Glenrosa and Hutton
This wine comes from various blocks that vary between 88m and 233m above sea level. All the slopes are south to south east facing. The Sauvignon blanc yield is an average of 6 t/ha.
Constantia, Western Cape
Start February to start March
Grapes are hand picked early in the morning to retain freshness and fruit flavours. They are crushed and destemmed into the press giving the juice some skins contact before being separated. Only the free run juice is used. The juice is settled until clear and cold fermented (12 – 140C) in stainless steel tanks to enhance the typical varietal characters.
After fermentation, the wine is left on the lees for four months before being racked, fined and stabilized in preparation for bottling.
Alcohol content: 13.4%; Total acidity: 6.2 g/l; pH: 3.38; Residual sugar: 1.5 g/l; Extract: 20.1 g/l