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2011 Coastal Cuvée Sauvignon Blanc
Delaire Graff Estate

The 2011 conditions, as challenging as they were, resulted in grapes with beautiful concentrated flavours.  Yields were down, but winemakers were generally very pleased with the quality of the grapes.

The grapes where 100% hand picked in the refreshing hours of the early morning from four premium wine regions: 50% Stellenbosch, 32% Durbanville, 14% Darling and 4% Franschhoek.  This combination brings the unique flavours from each region in full harmony.

The grapes did not receive any skin contact and where gently pressed.  Fermentation lasted almost 3 weeks at 12°C with 4% of the wine having been fermented in new French oak barrels for 3 weeks.  Then it was left on primary lees for 6 weeks post fermentation.

Appellation
Western Cape

Tasting Notes
Our Coastal Cuvée is rich in tropical fruit flavours.  These are underpinned by layers of blackcurrant, gooseberry and nettle.  Well balanced and complex, it finishes long, with concentrated fruit and fresh, crisp acidity.

Rating and Awards
This wine is rated 4-Star by Platter’s South African Wine Guide, and also FNB Sauvignon Blanc Competition Top 10.

Wine Analysis
Type:  Dry white wine
Grapes:  100% Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol:  13%

Volume
750ml per bottle

 

 
 

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