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Villiera Sauvignon Blanc 2019

In keeping with the trend towards fruit driven wines this Sauvignon Blanc displays intense varietal character including passion fruit and a hint of green pepper. The inclusion of some wine from our old Bushvine vineyard provides greater freshness and vibrancy. Although attractive now our 2019 Sauvignon Blanc can be kept for a further 2 to 3 years. It can be enjoyed alone or as an accompaniment to good seafood.

AWARDS:
Michelangelo Awards: DOUBLE GOLD
Sommeliers Selection: SELECTED
Ultra Wine Challenge: GOLD Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge: GOLD PREMIUM
Platter’s Wine Guide: 4½ Stars

From: R98.95R103.95

6x750ml | 1x750ml

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Villiera:
Villiera is a family run winery in the Stellenbosch region of South Africa. We are a pioneering quality wine company committed to preserving the environment and have been rewarded with membership to the Biodiversity of Wine Initiative. We specialise in Cap Classique and have a strong reputation for Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. We also commit ourselves to on-going education and upliftment of our staff and are WIETA accredited.

VINTAGE: 2019

VARIETY: 100 % Sauvignon Blanc

AREA OF ORIGIN: Stellenbosch

HARVEST DETAILS: The grapes are picked at optimum ripeness which, in the case of Sauvignon Blanc 2019 was 13.5% alcohol. This is to ensure phenolic ripeness. We ensure good protection of the fruit from oxidation and the hand harvesting occurs mainly in the early morning to take advantage of cooler conditions. 2019 was a warm vintage and a portion had to be picked early to ensure sufficient freshness.

CELLAR TREATMENT: After crushing and destalking we allow 6 hours of skin contact to maximise varietal character. This is followed by gentle pressing and fraction separation. Only the free run and first pressing is used for Sauvignon Blanc. After settling the clear juice is cold fermented with neutral yeast to avoid masking the varietal character. Then it is blended, stabilized and bottled in May / June.

ANALYSIS:
Alcohol: 13.8 vol %
Residual Sugar: 2.4 g/li
Total Acid: 6.5 g/li
pH: 3.27

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6x750ml, 1x750ml