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Kleine Zalze - Alastair Rimmer, RJ Botha, Kobus Basson and Norman Paulse in the vineyard

Classic Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Western Cape
  • 75cl bottle

Intense aromas of tropical fruit with granadilla and white peach. Zesty and flinty on the palate with the ever present herbaceous character from Sauvignon Blanc. Enjoy with fresh summer salads or lightly grilled chicken or fish dishes.

Vineyards

The grapes were sourced primarily from Stellenbosch, however, also sourced from Darling, Durbanville, Sondagskloof and Lutzville. The common denominator was that all vineyards are found within 15km from the ocean and thus the cooling sea breezes and deep red soils resulted in moderate growth which in turn provided a good canopy development for optimal grape ripening conditions

Vintage

The 2018 season was a challenging one with prolonged drought and water restrictions and frost damage in some areas. The dry weather did mean that the vines were healthy, with little or no pests or diseases being reported and grape quality was very good, albeit with a smaller yield.

Winemaking

All the vineyard parcels were harvested at optimum ripeness and vinified separately. The grapes were only picked in the early morning to ensure they arrived at the cellar in optimum condition and all efforts were made to limit their exposure to oxygen. All the grapes were given 12 to 36 hours extended skin contact before only the free-run juice was transferred to tank for fermentation. The wines were fermented at low temperatures with selected yeast strains to highlight each vineyard’s specific characteristics. After fermentation the wine was left for a further four months in contact with the lees before putting the final blend together.

Enjoy with:

  • Grilled and Roasted White Meats
  • Fish/Shellfish
  • Salads and Picnics