Usana wines can be found on Klein Welmoed farm outside of Stellenbosch. It is owned by brothers J. P and Pierre Winshaw. Usana is a Xhosa word meaning ‘a new beginning’ or ‘a baby’. Klein Welmoed farm is 300 ha and 70 ha of that was used to produce about 25000 bottles in a year.
Cultivar: Sauvignon Blanc (100%)
Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch (South Africa)
In the Vineyards: Our grapes came from a single block in our Stellenbosch vineyards. All the vineyards were trellised. All grapes are harvested by hand in individual bins in optimal conditions to ensure true quality from beginning to end.
In the Cellar: We do whole bunch press. The juice is transferred to stainless steel tanks where it settled over night. The wine was naturally fermented using will yeast from on the grape and in the atmosphere. It spent 5 months on the lees before bottling.
Analysis: Alcohol: 13 %; Risidual Sugar: 3.7 g/l; Total acidity: 6.2 g/l; pH: 3.28
Aging Potential: This wine is drinking superbly at the moment. We do believe that our wine improves with age and drinks at its best after a year or two of being in the bottle. This allows for the acidity to soften and the fruit to develop.
Serving suggestions: The Usana Sauvignon Blanc is a superb wine for drinking on its own on a nice warm summer afternoon or it can be perfectly partnered with salads, fish and chicken dishes.