//Diemersdal Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Diemersdal Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

R210.00

A life-long obsession with the Sauvignon Blanc grape led to Thys Louw of Diemersdal finding a vineyard in New Zealand through which to express his commitment to this variety. Offering a taste of this extraordinary wine country under the Diemersdal label. The Diemersdal Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc was made in conjunction with Ben Glover Family Vineyards.

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Oenology:
The grapes were machine harvested at 21.2 Balling and crushed and destemmed reductively. The juice was co-inoculated with X5 and VL3 yeast which enhance some of the thiol notes but maintain the vibrant ripe herbaceous notes of the vineyard. The approximate time of fermentation is around 2 weeks, at around 12/13°C.
The wine is left on the gross lees for 3-4 weeks before racking, with some of the lighter lees and a sulphur addition for the protection, it spent a further 2 months on the fine lees. It was lightly fined to polish wine, there after it went through protein and cold stabilisation – filtered and bottled the first week of August 2019.

Winemaker’s notes:
The Dillons Point area of Marlborough, New Zealand is renowned for producing stunning pungent wines of power, finesse and vibrancy. Characteristic tropical notes of granadilla, gooseberry and Kiwi-fruit are harnessed by a firm, exuberant bracing freshness, a nervy edge and green citrus and tense minerality. The finish is a cool and long, making for a memorable Sauvignon Blanc Experience

Food suggestions:
Shellfish, especially mussels and raw oysters; grilled fish, sashimi and poultry.

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Additional information

Weight 1.36 kg
Dimensions 8.3 × 8.3 × 30.0 cm
Vintage

2019