Maastricht The Contour 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 harvest date was decided on taste and phenolic ripeness.
Grapes were hand harvested, crushed, destemmed, and left
on the skins overnight for maximum thiol extraction.
Fermentation took place at 14 C in 500L French oak barrels.
The wine was matured on the lees for another 4 months
before a light filtration and bottling. The wine was matured
for a further year in bottle before release.
The winemakers notes
A fine balance between fruit and green flavours. Nectarine,
peach and Cape Gooseberry leads on the nose with hints of
Papaya and Kiwifruit. The palate follows with more Kiwifruit,
lime and hints of Papaya on the aftertaste. The wine is
finished off with a crisp long-lasting acidity.
ALC: 13,75 %