TASTING NOTES: This seductive Sauvignon Blanc oozes gooseberry
and passion fruit, with notes of ripe figs, lemongrass and
capsicum. Following through is a delicious concentration of
tropical fruit, nettles and cut grass flavours on the palate. A
versatile wine with crisp, lively acidity and a dusty pebble
SERVING: Enjoy as an aperitif or with grilled, smoked and spicy
fish and chicken dishes.
The Fish Eagle: With its striking black and white plumage and
haunting call, the fish eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) is a well-loved
African symbol with an impressive wingspan of around two meters.
These splendid birds of prey can be seen soaring above our
Robertson estate scaring small birds away, thereby preventing
damage to the ripe grapes before harvest.
VINEYARD: The grapes are from 8 different vineyards in the
Coastal region (Firgrove, Stellenbosch and Groenekloof, Darling) -
all the sites are carefully selected for the natural cooling effect
that is gained from their close proximity to the ocean, their
Mediterranean climate, the geological diversity of their soils and
for their viticultural practices.
HARVEST & CELLAR TREATMENT: Handpicked during the first 2
weeks in February 2015 between 21 - 24 ºB. The criteria that is
used for picking is the physical signs of ripeness plus the flavour
development that is determined by tasting the berries. Reductive
treatment from vineyard to bottling in order to capture the
varietal flavours. Destalked, mash cooled with 12 - 18 hours skin
contact and cool fermentation at 10 – 14 ºC. The wine undergoes
three months of full lees contact after alcoholic fermentation.
Alcohol: 13.5 % vol (± 0.3 % vol)
Residual Sugar: 1.7 g/L (± 0.5 g/L)
pH: 3.31 (± 0.1)
Tartaric Acid: 6.3 g/L (± 0.25 g/L)
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