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Sauvignon Blanc 2011


Taste Something Worthy! Totus wines are produced in harmony with nature. Each varietal reflects the unique soil, climatic and growing conditions of this vintage and expresses its own natural characteristics in the bottle.

WINE OF ORIGIN: Western Cape

VINTAGE CONDITIONS

The 2011 season was characterised by considerable climatic fluctuations, especially unrelenting drought and heat throughout summer. It was a good year in terms of yield and quality, especially with regard to early and midseason cultivars. The start of the growing season was cool. During the warm, dry ripening period several cultivars ripened simultaneously, thereby placing severe pressure on cellar capacity at times. Berry sizes were smaller than previously, however, which in turn had a positive effect on quality. Despite a challenging year the producers, the wines will comply with the consumer’s requirements and standards.

VINIFICATION

The fruit is handpicked in the early hours of the morning and only the best selected bunches are transported to the cellar. Only 550L per ton grapes is extracted with skin contact lasting for 24 hours to preserve freshness and increase flavour intensity. Inoculation with selected yeast cultures followed with fermentation continuing for 14 – 21 days @ 13ºC. The wine then spends a further 3 months on the lees providing complexity and richness.

TASTING NOTES

A fresh aromatic wine with lively fruit flavours of green apples, passion fruit and green fig. Crisp acidity leads to a vibrant herbaceous finish.

ANALYSIS

Alcohol: 13.5%
RS: 2.4 g/l
TA: 6.5 g/l
VA: 0.32
PH: 3.20