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Coastal Cuvee Sauvignon Blanc

Delaire Graff, Coastal Cuvee Sauvignon Blanc 2017

R150

13 in stock

Notes

Viticulture:
Despite the drought, the dry, warm weather resulted in healthy grapes and small berries with good intensity. Warm days and below average cool nights during the ripening stage gave the colour and flavour development a positive boost. Although challenging in its conditions, the outcome is a remarkable vintage.

Vinification:
The grapes received partial skin contact and were gently pressed, retaining freshness. Fermentation lasted 3 weeks at 15˚C. A 6% Semillon component was fermented in new French oak barrels for 3 weeks, adding additional body and dimension. It was left on the lees for 5 months post fermentation, adding to the depth of flavour.

Tasting notes:
'As always, 17 from widely sourced vineyards. A splash of Semillon & an oaked fraction add some weight & depth to the grassy, fresh linearity, leaving the whole elegant, with a pleasing mineral stoniness.' – Platter's Wine Guide 2018, 4.5*

'Our Coastal Cuvée is rich in tropical fruit flavours, underpinned by layers of blackcurrant, gooseberry and nettles. Well balanced and complex, it finishes long, with concentrated fruit and fresh, crisp acidity.'

Analysis:
RS: 2.0 g/L TA: 6.5 g/L pH: 3.31 Alc: 14.0%

Viticulture:
Despite the drought, the dry, warm weather resulted in healthy grapes and small berries with good intensity. Warm days and below average cool nights during the ripening stage gave the colour and flavour development a positive boost. Although challenging in its conditions, the outcome is a remarkable vintage.

Vinification:
The grapes received partial skin contact and were gently pressed, retaining freshness. Fermentation lasted 3 weeks at 15˚C. A 6% Semillon component was fermented in new French oak barrels for 3 weeks, adding additional body and dimension. It was left on the lees for 5 months post fermentation, adding to the depth of flavour.

Tasting notes:
'As always, 17 from widely sourced vineyards. A splash of Semillon & an oaked fraction add some weight & depth to the grassy, fresh linearity, leaving the whole elegant, with a pleasing mineral stoniness.' – Platter's Wine Guide 2018, 4.5*

'Our Coastal Cuvée is rich in tropical fruit flavours, underpinned by layers of blackcurrant, gooseberry and nettles. Well balanced and complex, it finishes long, with concentrated fruit and fresh, crisp acidity.'

Analysis:
RS: 2.0 g/L TA: 6.5 g/L pH: 3.31 Alc: 14.0%

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PG 4.5*

Country

ZA

Region

Stellenbosch

Style

White

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