Avontuur Sarabande Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2017

Avontuur Sarabande Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2017

Aroma: White pear and ripe peach with citrus peel on the nose.

Flavour: A rich full-bodied wine with interesting minerality from the maritime influence of the terroir. Complexity is added by the wood treatment which bodes well for longevity.

Perfect with fresh shellfish like oysters or mussels, grilled Fish, chicken or a cheese board.

variety : Sauvignon Blanc [ 100% Sauvignon Blanc ]
winery : Avontuur Estate
winemaker : Jan van Rooyen
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 2.0 g/l  pH : 3.34  ta : 5.4 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  


2019 Top 100 SA Wines Double Platinum

ageing : Over the next five years from bottling date depending on the storage conditions.

“Ultimately I would like to create an iconic white blend for Avontuur to show off the best of the terroir and its uniqueness.” Winemaker, Jan van Rooyen

about the harvest: Harvested at different dates, from two sea-facing sites early in the morning when grapes are still cool. This enhanced complexity.

Dates: Early February and late February 2017
Average °B at harvest: 21.5° balling

in the cellar : Grapes were de-stemmed, chilled and given skin contact for 1 day, then lightly pressed. 40% was barrel fermented and then left in barrels for
15 months. 60% was tank fermented and left on the lees for 6 months after which it went into 3rd fill barrels for 10 months. Then blended and bottled.

Bottling date: 14 August 2018

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