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Waverley Hills Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2017

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This wine has silky undertones that are well-balanced on the palate with a lingering after taste of grass and tropical fruits. This wine has classical fresh and stone fruit Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon complexity with pineapple, nectarine and white rose flavours complemented with strong herbaceous aromas.

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R492 per Case of 6

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Pack Size1 Bottle 750ml
Region:Tulbagh
Blend:87% Sauvignon Blanc, 13% Semillon
Winemaker/Cellarmaster:Johan Delport and Albert Viljoen
Closure:Screw Cap

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ANALYSIS
Alcohol: 13.08 %
pH: 3.28
Red Sugar: 2.3 g/l
Tot acid: 6.3 g/l

VINEYARD
Oakleaf / Kroonstad soils, with drip irrigation delivering a production of about 7 tons/ha. Canopy management was controlled to preserve the vegetative characters of the grapes. The harvesting period of 2017 was very dry and hot which resulted in more tropical flavours that developed in the grapes. Harvesting was done very early in the morning during the coolest part of the day to preserve as much flavours as possible.

CELLAR
Grapes were picked early in the morning and stored at 6 oC until the next day, before it was destemmed and gently crushed to preserve the flavours of the grapes. Sauvignon Blanc grapes were harvested at three different sugar levels for different flavour profiles, respectively 17oB, 20oB and 22.5oB. The two different clones of Semillon, namely GD1 and GD121, on the farm were also kept separate. All the components were fermented at 12 oC. Small percentages of all the components were blended to make up the final wine before stabilisation.

WOOD
Unwooded

BLEND
87% Sauvignon Blanc; 13% Semillon

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