Rietvallei Wine Estate > Estéanna Sauvignon Blanc 2020
R200.00 per bottle

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Estéanna Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Estéanna Sauvignon Blanc 2020

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AWARDS & RATINGS

2020 VINTAGE:
2021 SA Terroir Wine Awards: National Winner, top Sauvignon Blanc
2021 National Wine Challenge: Top 100 & Double Platinum
2021 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards: Gold

 

2018 VINTAGE:
2019 The Global Sauvignon Blanc Masters: Silver
2019 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards: Double Gold
2019 Tim Atkins SA Review: 90 point rating
2019 Veritas Wine Awards: Silver
2019 National Wine Challenge: Double Silver
2019 Winemag Wooded Sauvignon Blanc Report: Top 5 & 91 Point Rating


DESCRIPTION

VITICULTURE

The Sauvignon Blanc vineyards are planted in various unique terroir spots on the estate ranging from deep alluvial soil on the banks of the Breederiver to red calcareous soil on South-East facing slops. All the vineyards are trellised and under drip irrigation.

WINEMAKING

The selection process for this special cuvée already started with the identification of the specific vineyards and working at it with special care from pruning and canopy management right through to harvesting, ensuring a low yield and premium quality. The grapes were harvested at optimum ripeness at 25 °B. Only the free-run juice was selected and allowed to settle for 3 weeks at 5°C. The clean juice was then racked and transferred to fermentation tanks were fermentation was started and the temperature controlled at 13 °C.  When the must reached 15 °B it was transferred to second fill French Oak barrels where it fermented till dry. The wine was then left in the barrels on the primary fermentation lees for 9 months, with regular battonage. Just before bottling in November the wine was racked from the barrels, stabilized and fined. No filtration was done.


THE WINEMAKER’S COMMENTS

A full-bodied, barrel fermented Sauvignon Blanc with forthcoming aromas of passion fruit, grapefruit, green fig and a touch of capsicum. The palate reveals a crisp acidity but also a satisfying creamy weight and the lingering aftertaste hints at the pedigree and longevity of this delicious wine.


FOOD PAIRING & SERVING SUGGESTION

Enjoy this wine with grilled fish or cream-based poultry dishes, even barbecued rack of lamb. Serve chilled (7-10ºC).


WINE ANALYSIS

Residual Sugar:    2.50 g/l
Alcohol:    14.18 %
Acidity:     7.90 g/l
PH:         3.04
VA:    0.54 g/l
Total Extract:     23.1 g/l
Total SO2:    121 mg/l
Free SO2:    45 mg/l


PACKAGING DETAILS

Bottle volume:     750ml
Case size:     6 x 750ml
Pallet size:     112 x 6 x 750ml
Case weight:     7.90 kg
Closure:     Natural Cork

EAN 750ml Bottle Barcode: 6009673831779
EAN 6x750ml Case Barcode: 6009673831786


 

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