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2011 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 three premium wine regions: Olifantsrivier (West Coast);  Walker Bay and Durbanville.  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 and then left on primary lees for 6 weeks post fermentation.

Appellation
Western Cape

Tasting Notes
This classic maritime Sauvignon Blanc, made from groupes sourced from three premium wine region, reveals aromas of cut grass, asparagus and  hints of citrusy tropical fruit.  Discover a multi layered, complex mouth feel, a fresh and crisp vibrancy with lingering flavours of Cape gooseberry and zesty fruit with a subtle mineral finish.

Rating and Awards
This wine is rated 4-Star by Platter’s South African Wine Guide.  The wine is also selected by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines as the wine for its business class.

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

Volume
750ml per bottle

 
 

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