Tierhoek Sauvignon Blanc
Tierhoek Sauvignon Blanc

Tierhoek Sauvignon Blanc

R 110.00

Traditional, Loire style Sauvignon Blanc made partly from old unirrigated bush vines and partly from younger, cooler-situated vines.  Elegant and refined with subtle flavours of blackberry leaf, passion fruit and minerality.  

Winemakers Word:

The grapes were picked in the early morning then brought in at low temperatures.  The juice was allowed to settle naturally.

Fermentation was initiated with cultured yeasts , Alchemy 11, with the temperature kept steady at 12°C to preserve the aroma of the wine. 5% of blend is fermented in barrel. The wine was kept in contact with the fine lees in the tank for 6 months before bottling.  

Viticulture:

20% of these grapes are from a single block of 50 year old, unirrigated bush vines and 80% are from a younger trellised block on the cooler south facing slopes.  The soil is weathered sandstone which accounts for the wines’ minerality. All practices are organic.  Yields are between 3-4 tonne per hectare.


Analysis:

Alcohol:

13.8 %

Total Acidity:

6.8 

Residual Sugar: 

1.2  

pH:

3.19

Free SO:

40 ppm

Total SO:

90 ppm