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Sauvignon Blanc [reserve] 2017

Sauvignon Blanc [reserve] 2017

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The 2017 Schaapenberg Sauvignon Blanc is extremely aromatic with ripe passion fruit and ripe guava, black currant leaf, a touch of lemongrass and good minerality. The aftertaste is long and clean. Serve with fresh oysters, sushi and lightly spicy Cape Malay cuisine.

On 3 January 2017 my viticulturist and I went on our first vineyard inspection of 2017. We were absolutely delighted and very confident that my 20th harvest at the Estate would be one of the greatest.  Upon arrival at the winery disaster struck.  The wind suddenly came up, ripped the door of my vehicle out my hand and then slammed the door closed on my finger.  The finger was broken and I had to receive 6 stitches. Three hours later the farm was engulfed by flames with the fire running against the wind and destroying 60 rows of Sauvignon Blanc grapes.  In spite of all this, nature compensated us with one of the best Schaapenberg vintages ever. For the first time, the juice was fermented / matured for 8 months in 2500 litre Foudres-oval wooden tanks and 363 litre stainless steel drums.

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