Villiera Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Jeff Grier
Main Variety : Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol : 13.5 %vol
pH : 3.45
RS : 2.0 g/l
Total Acid : 5.8 g/l
Appellation : Western Cape
Characteristics
Type : White
Style : Dry
Body : Medium
Taste : Fruity


Accolades

2016 International Wine & Spirit Competition - Silver Outstanding
2015 Michelangelo Awards - Silver
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 2016 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.
In The Vineyard
Area of Origin: Stellenbosch / Elgin
About The Harvest
The grapes are picked at optimum ripeness which, in the case of Sauvignon Blanc 2016 was13.5% 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. 2016 was a warmer vintage and a portion had to be picked early to ensure sufficient freshness.
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 25% of Elgin fruit to improve freshness.

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Tel: +27.218652002   Fax: +27.218652314   Email: wine@villiera.com  
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