2017

Sugarbush Single Vineyard

A Sauvignon Blanc that truly speaks to both the Agulhas Appellation and the diverse terroir surrounding the Lomond Dam. Platter’s: 4 Stars

Technical Info

R160.00 /750ml

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VARIETAL

100% Sauvignon Blanc

APPELLATION

Cape Agulhas

VINTAGE

2017

ACCOLADES

Platter's: 4 Stars; Tim Atkins: 3 Stars, 89 Points

COLOUR

Brilliantly clear with a green hue

BOUQUET

Aroma of citrus, with distinctive minerality, layers of herbaceous flavours and cape fynbos

TASTE

Full bodied, clean, mineral tones with gooseberry purity

ALCOHOL

14.0%

TOTAL ACIDITY

6,20 g/L

pH

3,23

RESIDUAL SUGAR

1,6 g/L

VOLUME

750 mL

Wine specs

Vineyards

This registered Single Vineyard site was deliberately chosen, owing to its specific terroir consisting of fine kaolin clay soils, for the crafting of the Sugarbush 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.

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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