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River Garden Classique Sauvignon blanc 2017

R90.00

The pungent tropical fruit flavours of litchi, passion fruit, guava, and kiwifruit supported by fresh crispness with lime, green pepper and Cape gooseberry undertones and a creamy finish on the pallet, makes this a delightful and balanced everyday wine with a long aging potential.

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Harvest Description

The preceding two winters has been the driest in recorded history on Lourensford Estate. However, due to enough cold weather during winter the vines did go into proper dormancy with budding that occurred normally. We did not have the usual severe South Easter winds at the start of summer. This resulted in very good and even budding and flowering of the vines. We also experienced one of the coolest and driest summers in history with moderate temperatures and cool nights that resulted in slow and even ripening. With good canopy management and perfect ripening conditions we managed to bring the grapes in at just the desired time. This resulted in refined wines with elegance, good natural acidity with depth and structure. The harvest dates were 2rd February – 4th March 2017.

In The Vineyard

Altitude: 100-200m above sea level from various locations on Lourensford Wine Estate
Age of vines: 11-16 years
Rootstock: 101-14 Mgt
Slopes: North Eastern and flat laying areas
Soil type: Varying soil types including high potential soil of Sweetwater, Tukulu, Dundee and Pinedene

Analysis

Alcohol: 13 vol %

pH: 3.22

Total acid: 7.5g/l

RS: 1.2 g/l

Closure: Aluminium screwcap with Saran/Tin liner

Wine Information

Cultivar: 100% Sauvignon blanc
Wood: No wood treatment

Maturation Potential

This vintage can be enjoyed up to 2020 but will reach its best drinking potential towards the end of 2018.

Food Pairing

It is a refreshingly versatile tapas style wine that will go with fresh green salads, gazpacho and seafood or to be enjoyed outdoors with your favourite picnic.

Best served ice cold and would not mind a block of ice or two.

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