Villiera Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Jeff Grier
Main Variety - Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol - 12.9 %vol
pH - 3.46
RS - 3.7 g/l
Total Acid - 6.3 g/l
Appellation - Western Cape

Characteristics

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


Accolades

2014 International Wine and Spirit Competion - Silver Medal
2014 Winestyle People's Choice Award - Gold

Tasting Notes

In keeping with the trend towards fruit driven wines this Sauvignon Blanc displays intense varietal character including gooseberry and fig flavours. The introduction of wine from
the cooler Elgin area has ensured greater freshness and vibrancy.

Ageing Potential

Although attractive now, our 2014 Sauvignon Blanc can be kept for a further 2 to 3 years.

Blend Information

100% Sauvignon Blanc

Food Suggestions

It can be enjoyed alone or as an accompaniment to good seafood.

About The Harvest

The grapes are picked at optimum ripeness which in the case of Sauvignon Blanc is just under 13 % alcohol. This is to ensure sufficient acid balance. 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.

In The Cellar

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, stablilized and bottled in May / June.

Additional Information

Sauvignon Blanc is South Africa’s most popular variety. We make 2 different styles, our “Traditional Bush Vine Sauvignon Blanc” made from old bush vines and our regular Sauvignon Blanc made from trellised vines. For this product we use 17 % of Elgin fruit to improve freshness.


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Villiera Sauvignon Blanc 2004 Sauvignon Blanc
Villiera Sauvignon Blanc 2003 Jeff Grier Sauvignon Blanc
Villiera Sauvignon Blanc 2000 Jeff Grier Sauvignon Blanc
Villiera Sauvignon Blanc 1999 Jeff Grier Sauvignon Blanc
Villiera Sauvignon Blanc 1996 Jeff Grier Sauvignon Blanc


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