2021 Koetshuis Sauvginon Blanc
£18.50 / Per Bottle
A complex wine with layers of minerality and an ensemble of lime, tropical fruits, and fresh herbs. A well-balanced and delicate palate with a layered, long finish.
98 in stock
100% Sauvignon Blanc
A special vineyard selection is made from high-quality vineyards in Lutzville and Darling, plus a small batch of Semillon from De Grendel Vineyards, in which meticulous vineyard management ensures superior fruit concentration and bolder flavours. Grapes were picked separately, depending on phenolic ripeness and flavour components. The vineyards are mostly nourished by weathered shale soils and yield 6 to 7 tons per hectare.
With Lutzville and Darling batches being vinified individually for blending at a later stage, the handpicked grapes were crushed and allowed extended skin contact for approximately 6 hours before the juice was racked and settled for inoculation and fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Approximately 18% of the juice was inoculated and fermented in a combination of new and 2nd fill French Oak barrels, where it was kept on the fine lees for 100 days. The 2% Semillon component was also fermented in oak. Finally, the portions were blended for flavour, depth, and complexity before being protein stabilised, cold stabilised, and bottled.
The complexity of the Koetshuis promises excellent maturation potential and the wine will no doubt develop further over the next 3 to 5 years.
|Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2022||Double Gold|
|Platter’s Guide 2022||4 ½ Stars (92 Points)|