David Finlayson Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - David Finlayson
Main Variety - Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol - 13.2 %vol
pH - 3.2
RS - 2.4 g/l
Total Acid - 5.9 g/l
Volatile Acidity - 0.47 g/l
SO2 - 83 mg/l
Free SO2 - 27 mg/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

Type - White
Style - Dry
Body - Light
Taste - Fruity


Accolades

Sauvignon Blanc 2018
-Gold:  Gold Wine Awards
-Double Gold:  Michelangelo Awards

Sauvignon Blanc 2010
-88 points:  Stephen Tanzer International Wine Cellar
-Commended at International Wine Challenge 2011

Sauvignon Blanc 2008
-Platter Guide 2010:  4 Star Platter
-89 points:  Wine Spectator

Sauvignon Blanc 2007
-Platter Guide 2009:  4 Star Platter


Tasting Notes

Green apple, flinty and tropical fruit flavours on the nose flow through onto the palate where crisp, clean acidity is met by a creamy midpalate. A softer and rounder version of Sauvignon Blanc than most modern day examples with more than a nod to the French style of the Loire.

Blend Information

90% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Semillon

Food Suggestions

 Ideal with seafood dishes and spicy summer salads.


In The Vineyard

Soil Type: Loam to red gravel soils

About The Harvest

 

 


In The Cellar

All grapes were hand picked, pressed in a variety of methods including destemming-crushing and whole bunch and then fermented in batches in stainless steel tanks of 5000 litres. Cold fermentation with a variety of different yeasts was followed by 2 months’ maturation on the lees. Regular stirring of the lees allowed a creamy texture to develop in the wine.



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