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Stellenrust Sauvignon Blanc 2008
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Tertius Boshof
Main Variety : Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol : 12.0 %vol
pH : 3.3
RS : 3.8 g/l
Total Acid : 6.8 g/l
Appellation : Coastal
Characteristics
Type : White


Accolades
2008 Best Value Wine Magazine
Robert Parker - 87 top value buys from SA
2008 Michelangelo - Silver medal
Tasting Notes
This Sauvignon blanc has a crisp acidity and strong green and tropical flavour.
Blend Information
Sauvignon Blanc
Food Suggestions
This Sauvignon blanc has a crisp acidity and strong green and tropical flavours – therefore it would be a great accompaniment to dishes like Triple baked Goat’s Cheese Soufflé (if you haven’t had one, our winemaker should prepare you one) or fresh seafood salad with a mustard honey dressing smothered in fresh asparagus.
In The Vineyard
Vineyards: 31+ year old bushvines Bottelary Hills
About The Harvest
2008 showed to be a particularly difficult harvest due to early February rains. This lead to an overall earlier pick of the crop and required more skill in the cellar to produce a full fruited Sauvignon blanc. Like our forefathers taught us, we still do a sectional harvest on the Sauvignon Blanc. A third is picked at 18° Balling (greener flavours), a third at 20° Balling and a third at 22° Balling (more tropical flavours). These three harvests are fermented separately to create three tanks capturing all the characteristics this enchanting grape can offer.
In The Cellar
After fermentation, a blend is made up carrying the true character of what Stellenrust has to offer on Sauvignon blanc every year. The 2008 vintage shows the characteristic flinty nose filled with fresh cut grass and tropical notes of granadilla and melon. The palate is crisp, but explosive with more tropical fruits than green flavours, hints of Cape gooseberries, lime and a lingering finish of blackcurrants.
 
Time spent on lees: 7 months no wood

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Stellenrust Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Tertius Boshof Sauvignon Blanc
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Tel: +27.218802283   Fax: +27.218802284   Email: info@stellenrust.co.za  
Off the R44 between Stellenbosch & Somerset West, On the Stellenrust Road, Stellenbosch NU, Stellenbosch, 7600, Koelenhof, 7605, South Africa
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