Amani Sauvignon Blanc 2008
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Carmen Stevens
Main Variety : Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol : 13 %vol
pH : 3.34
RS : 2.0 g/l
Total Acid : 7.2 g/l
Volatile Acidity : 0.42 g/l
SO2 : 129 mg/l
Free SO2 : 36 mg/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : White
Style : Dry
Body : Full
Taste : Fragrant


Tasting Notes
The Amani Sauvignon Blanc 2008 shows lemon zest infused cranberries, ripe Cape gooseberry, apricot and passion fruit aromas. The palate is limey with a full,smooth appeal that flows over into apple fizz sherbet and ripe gooseberry flavors. The wine shows good fruit concentration with a creamy undertone.
Blend Information
Sauvignon Blanc Viognier
Food Suggestions
Fruit driven dressing drizzled over butter lettuce with spring onions, feta cheese garnished with Kiwi fruit.
In The Vineyard
Soil type: Clovelly
Vineyard info: Hand picked at 22 - 23°B 
Yield = 9 tons/ha.
About The Harvest
All grapes are picked before 10h00 and stringently sorted in the vineyard to minimise handling with the second sorting process in the cellar.
In The Cellar
The grapes were sorted in a cool room to help preserve the Sauvignon Blanc flavors. The approach to winemaking is very reductive from start to finish. Chosen wine yeast cultures are used to best express the Sauvignon Blanc characters and a small portion undergoes natural ferment. Fermentation is done at temperatures of 13-15°C. A small % of the wine is then left in barrel for ± 2 months depending on taste profile. The final wine is blend of the tank portion Sauvignon Blanc, 4% natural fermentation, 8% barrel influence Sauvignon Blanc and 1.3% barrel fermented Viognier.

Other Vintages
Amani Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Carmen Stevens Sauvignon Blanc
Amani Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Carmen Stevens Sauvignon Blanc
Amani Sauvignon Blanc 2011 Carmen Stevens Sauvignon Blanc
Amani Sauvignon Blanc 2009 Carmen Stevens Sauvignon Blanc
Amani Sauvignon Blanc 2008 Carmen Stevens Sauvignon Blanc
Amani Sauvignon Blanc 2005 Danelle van Rensburg Sauvignon Blanc
Amani Sauvignon Blanc 2004 Danelle van Rensburg Sauvignon Blanc
Amani Sauvignon Blanc 2003 Danelle van Rensburg Sauvignon Blanc
Amani Sauvignon Blanc 2002 Danelle van Rensburg Sauvignon Blanc
Amani Sauvignon Blanc 2001 Catherine Marshall Sauvignon Blanc

Divine Wine for Substainable Production More about Enviro Wines
Join our Facebook page Follow us on twitter PAIA Manual
Tel: +27.713628257      Email: Wine@amani.co.za  
Poladraai Road, P.O. Box 12422 , Die Boord, 7613, South Africa