Maastricht Sauvignon Blanc 2021
From the vineyard
The fertile Durbanville soil, quality of the dry-land Sauvignon Blanc grape, the high rainfall and warmer summer days and cooler nights all contribute to the quality of Maastricht wines.
In the cellar
The grapes were machine-harvested at 23.5 º Balling in the early morning hours, allowing the grapes to arrive cool in the cellar. After crushing and de-stemming, the grapes were given skin contact for 12 hours before pressing. The juice was fermented with DELTA yeast strain in stainless steel tank at 14-16ºC. After fermentation, the wine was allowed to mature on the lees for a minimum of 3 months to gain extra complexity.
The winemakers notes
The nose is intense and complex with tropical fruit, gooseberry and passion fruit flavors and a hint of green fig. These distinctive aromas support a wonderfully balanced palate, presenting purity of ripe fruit. The palate weight of Maastricht Sauvignon Blanc is also a distinguishing factor, adding to the prestige of this variety synonymous with Durbanville Valley.
ALC: 14.38 %
RS: 2.9 g/L
TA: 6.6 g/L