Somewhat reserved nose of passion fruit and fragrant floral notes. Balanced minerality and fresh acidity with white fruit (peaches and ripe pears), a hint of pineapple and gooseberries on the palate.
Driefontein Sauvignon Blanc
CURRENT VINTAGE 2015
Rooted in the oldest viticulture soil in the world, it is made up of decomposed granite on the lower slopes of the Helderberg Mountain. This vineyard enjoyed the refreshingly cool breezes from False Bay (Atlantic Ocean) during the day and cool night air flowing down the mountain, resulting in even ripening of the berries and good natural acidity. The macro climate is maritime, with cold wet winters and sunny warm summers.
Biodynamic (organic) practices are followed and therefore no herbicides or chemical sprays were used in the production of these grapes. The fruit was hand picked in small picking bins to ensure that perfect grapes reached the cellar.
Whole bunch pressed, natural yeast fermentation in older barrels where the wine aged for 10 months before being bottled after natural settling, without the use of fining agents or filtration.
Driefontein, Helderberg, Stellenbosch.
Winemaker – Jasper Raats
Alc: 13,5% / RS: 2g/l / TA: 5.1g/l / pH: 3.34