Sauvignon Blanc, Catherine Marshall Wines, 2017

Sauvignon Blanc, Catherine Marshall Wines, 2017


Sauvignon Blanc grapes are well suited to the cool climate region of Elgin with vines achieving enhanced fruit flavours and good acidity

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Vintage - 2017

Country - South Africa

Region - Elgin

Grape Varieties - Assyrtiko 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Mouth-filling flavours of citrus, lime sorbet and a core of ripe nectarine flesh with a long, pure line of pink grapefruit on the finish. In its youth, flavours are fresh and zesty with a broad mineral-textured base which over time will settle into a flinty and wet limestone character.

Grapes were hand harvested at 22-230 Celsius. After pressing, the must was settled and inoculated with a commercial yeast strain particularly suited to Sauvignon Blanc and the temperature was maintained at 140 Celsius. The wine was kept on gross lees (yeast solids) for 6 months and stirred periodically to enhance mid-palate richness. A 2% cask fermented Sauvignon Blanc fraction (clone 161) was blended after 4 months to broaden the mid-palate slightly. The final wine was lightly fined and filtered into bottle.