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2020

2020 Pincushion Single Vineyard

A Sauvignon Blanc that truly speaks to both the Agulhas Appellation and the diverse terroir surrounding the Lomond Dam. When all else is the same, see what intricacies soil type alone can bring to a wine by comparing with the Sugarbush Single Vineyard. Platter’s: 5 Stars on 2019 vintage.

Technical Info

R170.00 /750ml

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Weight 1.25 kg
Dimensions 7 × 7 × 26 cm
VARIETAL

100% Sauvignon Blanc

APPELLATION

Cape Agulhas

VINTAGE

2020

ACCOLADES

New Release: SAWI Platinum. 2019 Vintage: 5 Stars Platter, 90 Points Tim Atkin, 91 Point James Suckling, 92 Points Decanter. 2017 Vintage: 91 Points Wine Spectator

COLOUR

Brilliantly clear with a green hue

BOUQUET

Notes of passionfruit and citrus nuances.

TASTE

Unique Cape Agulhas oyster shell minerality with gooseberry and citrus notes

ALCOHOL

13%

TOTAL ACIDITY

6,3 g/L

pH

3,39

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2,6 g/L

VOLUME

750 mL

Wine specs

Vineyards

This registered Single Vineyard site was deliberately chosen, owing to its specific terroir consisting primarily of sandy loam soils, for the crafting of the Pincushion Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc. This is one of the highest vineyards on the farm situated on the SE facing slopes of Ben Lomond, which ensures that the vineyard is cooled by the prevailing summer winds off of the sea.

The vineyards of Lomond are surrounded by indigenous flora known as Fynbos.
This single vineyard wine is named after a vulnerable listed species endemic to the Agulhas Region, Leucospermum patersonii or Silver-edged Pincushion.

Wine specs

Winemaking

The grapes were harvested by hand at 22.5 ̊ to 24.5 ̊ Balling and handled reductively. The juice was cold fermented at 13 ̊to 15 ̊C to preserve the natural grape flavours. The wine was left on the lees for eight weeks before being racked.

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