2014 John Platter's Wine Guide - 4 stars
2013 Wine of the Month - June
2013 Veritas Wine Awards - Bronze
2012 Veritas Wine Awards - Bronze
2012 Michelangelo CCL Label International Wine Awards - Gold
2012 FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 Wines - Finalist
Gooseberries are the standout fruit of this vintage. Ripe figs and granadilla abound on the nose and palate. This vintage is fruit driven with a vibrant acidity and a hint of grass on the
In The Vineyard
Vines planted: 1993 - 2002
Soil: Hutton & Oakleaf
Trellising: 5 wire Perold
About The Harvest
The Sauvignon Blanc vineyard bare vigorous growth so canopy management with the breaking out of side shoots and tipping the vertical shoots is crucial. This vintage produced a big crop so we started picking earlier and this gave us a wide spectrum of flavours from green to ripe.
Yield: 10 t/ha
In The Cellar
The challenge in the cellar is to capture the full potential of each batch of grapes delivered. After sorting, destemming and crushing, 50% of the grapes had skin contact. The best free run juice made up the components of this wine. The wine had lees contact for 2 months.