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Cape Agulha
Cape Agulhas is at the southern tip of Africa, located in the Overberg region, 170 kilometres southeast of Cape Town where the Atlantic meets the Indian Ocean. The sea off Cape Agulhas is notorious for winter storms and mammoth rogue waves, which can range up to 30 metres.
These factors contribute to the unique terroir where Sauvignon Blanc thrives. The climate is extremely mild, with no temperature or rainfall extremes. It is these cool maritime winds that are giving this very special area the reputation of producing captivating wines that become fuller, more rounded and complex with each vintage.
Sauvignon Blanc 2011
This light straw coloured Sauvignon Blanc shows a combination of flintiness and freshly cut grass. On the palate the wine has a crisp freshness of ripe figs with a minerality enhancing the authenticity of the Elim style. The wine has a good length finishing with crisp citrus freshness with unique Elim Berrio ageing potential.
Harvest - February 2011
Vines planted - 67500 vines
Yield - 6.5 tons per hectare
Maceration - Reductive Style, cold crush 8° C, Skin contact
for 7 hours, only free run juices used, settle for 2 days at 10° C
Fermentation Temperature - 20-25 days at 12°C with selected
yeast strains
Bottling date - Jan 2012
Maturation Potential - 5 years
Wine Analysis
F SO2 : 33 mg/l
T SO2 : 102 mg/l
TA: 6.7 g/l
Alcohol: 13.5 %
Residual Sugar: 2.0 g/l
VA: 0.43 g/l
pH: 3.38
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