River Garden Sauvignon blanc 2017

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Pungent tropical fruit flavours of litchi, pineapple, guava, kiwifruit and granadilla supported by fresh crispness and lime, paw-paw, passion fruit and green pepper undertones, makes this a delightful and balanced everyday wine

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Harvest Description

It was the driest year in 100 years of recorded history at Lourensford and we only received half of the normal average annual rainfall. This was followed by one of the hottest and driest summers in history. Budding started about one week earlier. 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 fastest 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 alcohols compared to other harvests.


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