Rietvallei Wine Estate > Estéanna Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Estéanna Sauvignon Blanc 2020

R185.00

A full-bodied, barrel fermented Sauvignon Blanc with forthcoming aromas of passionfruit, grapefruit, green fig and a touch of capsicum.

FOOD PAIRING & SERVING SUGGESTION:

Enjoy this wine with grilled fish or cream-based poultry dishes, even barbecued rack of lamb.

SERVE CHILLED (7-10°C)

Description

AWARDS

2020 Vintage:
Top 100 & Double Platinum (NWC)

2018 VINTAGE
The Global Sauvignon Blanc Masters 2019 – Silver
Michelangelo Awards 2019 – DOUBLE GOLD
Tim Atkins 2019 SA Review – 90 point rating
Veritas Wine Awards 2019 – Silver
National Wine Challenge 2019 – Double Silver
Wooded Sauvignon Blanc Report, Winemag – 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: 4.4 g/l
Alcohol: 13.61 %
Acidity: 7.7 g/l
PH: 3.16
VA: 0.67 g/l
Total Extract: 26.7 g/l
Total SO2: 141 mg/l
Free SO2: 42 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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