Eikendal, Sauvignon Blanc, Stellenbosch
£15.99

Variety: Sauvignon Blanc

Vintage: 2014

Region: Stellenbosch, South Africa

 

Vineyards and Viticulture:

Grapes are sourced from 3 sites: 2 in the Elgin Valley and 1 site in Lutzville. The east-facing vineyards are situated on slopes between 150-650 meters above sea level. Vines are trained using VSP system, planted on the unique ‘Koffieklip’, iron-rich soil. Vines average 15 years and drip irrigation is used in the vineyards.   Grapes are harvested by hand in the cool of the night.

Vinification:

All blocks were vinified separately. Grapes are crushed with approximately 4 hours skin contact. Fermented in stainless steel tanks for 2-3 months at around 15°C. Wines are aged on lees in 80% stainless steel, 10% 2nd and 3rd fill barrels and 10% egg shaped tanks. The individual blocks are then filtered, blended and bottled. 

Tasting Notes:

Gooseberry and ripe fig with notes of fresh asparagus. Crisp minerality from the chalky soils layered with white flowers and perfume.

Serving Suggestion:

Enjoy with smoked trout or goat’s cheese