21 Gables Sauvignon Blanc
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21 Gables Sauvignon Blanc

Immediately turn any dinner or lunch into a memorable occasion with this exquisitely classy and perfectly balanced Sauvignon Blanc. Enjoy as the sun sets with oysters and crayfish or later, around the dinner table, with pork belly or line-fish.

TASTING NOTE:

Fresh grassiness with bell pepper, passion fruit, green fig leaves and gooseberry. The palate is concentrated and richly textured with a fresh, green finish.

SERVE WITH: White meats such as lobster, pork belly and chicken with artichoke hearts and asparagus.

AWARDS:
John Platter Wine Guide 2021 - 4.5 stars

WINEMAKER: Jacques Erasmus

ORIGIN: Cape Town

TERROIR/SOIL:
Soils: Rich Oakleaf and Swartland
Proximity to the ocean: 16 km
The cooling effect of the sea breezes moderates the heat, giving the berries a longer hang time on the vine. This heightens phenolic concentration in the grape skins, ultimately enhancing flavour.

VINEYARD AND CLIMATE CONDITIONS:

Two vineyards planted on the slopes of the Tygerberg Hills facing the cold Atlantic Ocean yielded the grapes for this amazing wine. The vineyards are dryland farmed and the climate is maritime with cold breezes from the Atlantic that cool down the vineyards in the ripening season.

WINEMAKING:
Only the best bunches were hand-harvested early in the morning in 10kg lug boxes and pre-cooled before hand-sorting, de-stemming and crushing. Skin contact was limited to six hours and the free-run juice drained off to settle overnight before inoculation with a selected yeast strain. The fermentation took place under controlled temperatures between 12° and 14 °C. The wine matured for six months on the lees before bottling.

This wine has received Control Union Vegan Standard certification by the accredited certifying body Control Union.

ANALYSIS:

Alc:

13.61 %vol

pH:

3.21

RS:

4.1 g/L

TA:

6.4 g/L

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