Amani Sauvignon Blanc 2009
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Carmen Stevens
Main Variety : Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol : 13.00 %vol
pH : 3.27
RS : 13 g/l
Total Acid : 8.1 g/l
Volatile Acidity : 0.29 g/l
SO2 : 133 mg/l
Free SO2 : 45 mg/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : White
Style : Dry
Body : Full
Taste : Fragrant


Accolades
4 Stars John Platter 2011
Tasting Notes
The Amani Sauvignon Blanc 2009 expresses a flavour profile of winter green melon, white peach and typical dustiness that is associated with cool climate Sauvignon Blanc's. The nose is clean, yet strikingly prominent.

The palate: Crisp, lime clean structured entrance, yet light and delicate.The wine shows good concentration and balance between acid, palate weight and fruit expression. A fruit expression of ripe white peach, fused with lemon peel and a sweet full creaminess on the mid palate, to balance the lemon zest.
Blend Information
100% Sauvignon Blanc
In The Vineyard
Origin: Polkadraaid Road, Stellenbosch
Soil Type: Clovelly.
About The Harvest
Hand picked at 22° and 23° Balling. All grapes are picked before 10h00 and stringently sorted in the vineyard to minimise handling with the second sorting process in cellar.
In The Cellar
The grapes are then stored in a cool room to help preserve the SBL flavours. The approach to winemaking is very reductive from start to finish. Selected 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 percentage of the wine is then transferred to 2nd fill barrels at 5° and 2° Balling and is left in barrel for ± 2 months depending on taste profile.

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