Sauvignon Blanc Reserve is produced only in the best years, from Bouchard Finlayson's vineyards that benefit from the cooling breezes of the nearby Atlantic Ocean.
An undercurrent of spice and flint notes add complexity to the fruit bowl of flavours, including fig, lemon zest and passion fruit, all integrating on a long finish. Developing Semillon offers an extra definition. 86% Sauvignon Blanc, 14% Semillon.
|When to Drink||Now|
|Region||Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Walker Bay|
|Grapes||86% Sauvignon Blanc, 14% Semillon.|
|Volume||75cl (Full Bottle)|
Just as in the 2016 vintage, a voluminous crop set following ideal flowering conditions. However, during véraison strict discipline was required in removing late developing bunches, leaving a balanced and prospectively superb crop. Apart from the rejuvenating 2 inches of rain that fell a week prior to the first picking date, cool and dry conditions prevailed throughout harvest, allowing for a healthy and leisurely ripening.
Numerous vineyard parcels, picked at various stages of ripening, contribute to a sleek and complex wine. The implementation of overnight skin contact has become a key feature in extracting varietal personality. Fermented dry with extended post ferment yeast contact, enabling the expansion of the creamy texture.
IWC 2018: Silver
DWWA 2018: Silver
IWSC 2018: Silver
A World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Conservation Champion and accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.
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