Constantia, South Africa
The Black Swan Sauvignon Blanc is a blend of the top two Sauvignon Blanc vineyards on Steenberg and is a selection of the best fruit from the vintage.
Soil type Clovelly / Oakleaf /
Trellising Elongated Perold
Age of vines 13-30 years
Pruning Spur – 2 bud
Harvested in February, with a Yield of 7 ton/ha.
The grapes were crushed / de-stemmed and left on the skins for 18 hours at very cold temperatures. The juice was then left to settle for 2 days before fermentation. A slow and cold fermentation resulted in a fresh, yet weighted wine. The wine was kept on the lees for 9 months before being stabilised and bottled in November.
Residual sugar 2.1g / litre
Total acid 5.4g / litre
This is a wonderful food wine and will reward cellaring of between 10 – 20 years.
2017 vintage: Platter’s Wine Guide 2019 Unwooded Sauvignon Blanc of the Year | Platter’s Wine Guide 2019 – 5 Stars | Tim Atkin South Africa Report: 92 points.
2018 vintage: Decanter World Wine Awards Silver Medal | Tim Atkin South Africa Report: 92 points.
2019 vintage: Decanter World Wine Awards Silver Medal | Tim Atkin South Africa Report: 92 points.