GREAT EXPECTATIONS SAUVIGNON BLANC 2020
Goedverwacht Estate is a family owned estate, beautifully situated in the Robertson Valley on the banks of the Breede River. The farm has been owned by the Du Toit family for three generations dating back to 1950.
At present the farm constitutes 180 ha under vineyards and spans a diverse range of terroirs, soil types and micro climates. This enables us to produce wines of distinctive character with an inherent fruit purity and elegance.
The Robertson / Bonnievale district has a dry Karoo climate but at night the air cools down considerably. The soil varies from deep alluvial next to the Breede River to heavy Karoo clay and limey gravel on the slopes, enabling Goedverwacht to produce a wide variety of cultivars suitable to the different soil types.
Veritas 2015: Bronze; Veritas 2016: Double Gold; Veritas 2017: Silver
The Sauvignon Blanc vineyard of 4 ha is 9 years old, planted in deep, alluvial, well-drained soil on the banks of the Breede River. Rootstock Salt Creek clone SB316.
A warm and dry season, with high temperatures in January. The grapes achieved ripeness quite easily with slightly higher alcohol levels and lower acidities. Overall, the dry weather ensured healthy grapes and wines with pronounced fruit and easy drinkability.
The development of the grapes were meticulously monitored, and then picked at the optimum ripeness during the first week of February. The grapes were night-harvested by machine. Production of 9000 liters per hectare.
Grapes were harvested at 22 Balling at night. Only freerun juice was used for vinification. Fermentation was conducted with Vin 7 yeast at 13 degrees. After fermentation, the wine was left on the lees with little SO2 for about 2 months, after which the wine was blended, stabilized, filtered and bottled.
Alcohol 12,5 vol % Sugar 4,40 g/l pH 3,25 Acidity 7,0 g/l V/A 0,45
This wine has an exuberant nose of granadilla, ripe figs and gooseberries and subtle passion fruit aromas. The wine is medium to full body on the palate, with a fantastic fruit/acid balance and a pleasant, lingering aftertaste. Enjoy with seafood or chicken.
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