La Motte Pierneef Sauvignon Blanc
May 23, 2018

Cederberg Sauvignon Blanc

An aromatic Sauvignon Blanc with a combination of tropical, citrus and green aromas. Aromas of gooseberries, guava, lemon zest with hints of asparagus and green fig. A refreshing, crisp acidity finishes off the initial sensation of creaminess on the mid-palate. The ideal companion to traditional chicken pie, but also try it with shellfish or pork.

ANALYSIS
Alcohol 13.5 % vol Sugar 2.4 g/l
TA 6.5 g/l pH 3.45
ACCOLADES
SAWi Awards ’17 – Grand Slam: 100 points
SAWi Awards ’17 – Top Ranging Sauvignon Blanc: 2nd Position
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Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show ’18: Silver – 2017 vintage
Decanter World Wine Awards ’18: Commended – 2017 vintage
Top 100/NWC ’18: Top 100 & Double Platinum – 2017 vintage
Sommelier Wine Awards ’18: Gold – 2017 vintage
Michelangelo Wine Awards ’17: Silver – 2017 vintage
Tim Atkin ’17: 90 points – 2017 vintage
NWC/Top 100 SA Wines ’17: Double Gold – 2016 vintage


VINEYARDS & VINIFICATION
Facing: South and East
Soil types: Slate and Sandstone
Age of vines: 16 years
Vineyard area: 12.4 ha
Yield per hectare: 9 t/ha
Trellised: Extended 6 wire Perold
Irrigation: Supplementary
Clone: SB316 on Richter 99, SB10 on Richter 110
Harvest date: 1 February – 27 February 2017
Degree balling at harvest: Early morning hand harvested at 20 – 23.5ºB
Vinification: Reductive style, cold crush 8°C; Skin contact for 8 hours, only free run juice used; Settle for 2 days at 10°C; Fermentation for 22- 30 days at 12°C with selected yeast strains; 4 months on lees contact with weekly tank bâttonage.
Optimum drinking time: 1 – 3 years after release

Price: R 225.00

Portion Size

  • 750ml