Creative Block 2 2023
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Creative Block 2 2023

Coveted by connoisseurs and critics alike, this blend of 85% Sauvignon Blanc and 15% Sémillon is a masterpiece that turns heads wherever it appears. Lusciously textured tropical, fynbos and asparagus flavours are overlaid upon a canvas of mouthwatering minerality.

TASTING NOTE:

Aromas of gooseberry, lime and white peach are most prominent on the nose, with subtle hints of fynbos. The palate offers blackcurrant leaf and a touch of fresh elderflower and passion fruit, ending on a long and structured mineral finish.

SERVE WITH:

Seared salmon or rainbow trout with fennel and lemon jus or steamed west coast mussel pot with creamy tarragon soup.

APPEARANCE:

Pale straw in colour with hints of lime on the edge.

ANALYSIS:

Alc:

13.72 % vol

TA:

5.8 g/L

RS:

1.6 g/L

pH:

3.47

WINEMAKER: Johan Jordaan

ORIGIN: 
Coastal Region

TERROIR/SOIL:
The vines are grown in a combination of Oakleaf, Clovelly and Glenrosa soils. Located just 15 km from the coast, the vineyard benefits from a cooling Atlantic Ocean breeze that gives the berries a longer hang time, encouraging slow ripening. These conditions create concentrated grapes with intense flavours.

WINEMAKING:
The fruit was harvested in the early morning hours to retain freshness and acidity. Skin contact was limited to six hours, and the free-run juice was drained off to settle overnight before inoculation with carefully selected yeast strains. The fermentation occurred in stainless steel tanks under controlled temperatures between 12° and 14°C. A small portion of the Sémillon was fermented in French oak barrels to add complexity to the wine. The wine matured for 3.5 months on the lees before bottling.

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