Lourensford Estate Sauvignon blanc 2016

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Pungent tropical fruit flavours of Cape gooseberries, ripe figs and passion fruit, supported by a fresh crispness of kiwi fruit and green pepper with lemon grass undertones and a creamy finish, makes this a delightful and balanced everyday wine.

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Vitis Vinifera – Double Gold (2016)


Harvest Description

It was the driest year in 100 years of recorded history as we only received half of the normal average rainfall per year. This was followed by one of the hottest and driest summers in history. Budding started about one week earlier than usual and we did not have severe South Easter winds at the start of summer. This resulted in very good budding and flowering of the vines. The drought and high summer temperatures resulted in much faster ripening and the earliest recorded harvest dates in history on Lourensford as well as the shortest harvest ever. The vines were generally very healthy and in good balance and harmony. The berries were smaller and more concentrated. With good canopy management and perfect harvest decisions we managed to bring the grapes in at just the desired time. This resulted in refined wines with elegance and slightly lower than normal alcohols compared to other harvests.

The harvest dates were 16th February – 19th February 2016.


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