Glen Carlou Sauvignon Blanc 2017

R75.00

R75.00 | Club R63.75

 

Sourced from the truly maritime climate region of Durbanville which lies some 10kms from the chilly Atlantic Ocean to the west, the vineyards are exposed to moisture-laden, seasonal coastal mists which, together with cooling North West breezes keep potentially high summer temperatures down. We prefer to make our Sauvignon Blanc in a more reductive style to preserve the fruit purity and enhance the vibrant fruit flavour profiles.

 

Sauvignon Blanc is planted in many of the world’s wine regions, producing a crisp, dry, and refreshing white wine. The grape most likely gets its name from the French words Sauvage and Blanc due to its early origins as an indigenous grape in South West France.

Tasting Notes

A medium bodied wine with a mellow sweetness. It is brilliantly clear with a lime skin hue. This vibrant wine shows a white peach with tropical fruits profile, underlined with apricot, granadilla, passion fruit and flowery flavors. This wine has a well balanced acidity with a gentle and creamy palate.

Awards

Sauvignon Blanc 2015

 

John Platter Guide 2016: 3 stars

 

Sauvignon Blanc 2013

 

John Platter Guide 2015: 3 stars
John Platter Guide 2014: 3 stars

Additional Information

Varieties

Sauvignon Blanc 100%

Harvest Date

February 2016

Analysis

Alc: 13.5% | RS: 2.2 | TA: 5.3g/l | pH: 3.53

Fermentation

Fermented in stainless steel for three weeks with selected yeast strains to reduce oxygen levels to produce optimum aromatic profile. The wine is left on the lees for three months.

Ageing

The wine is left on the lees for three months.

Bottling Date

May 2016

Winemaker’s Note

Sourced from the truly maritime climate region of Durbanville which lies some 10kms from the chilly Atlantic Ocean to the west, the vineyards are exposed to moisture-laden, seasonal coastal mists which, together with cooling northwest breezes keep potentially high summer temperatures down. The South and East facing slopes provide cooler options for tropical flavour components. We prefer to make our Sauvignon Blanc in a more reductive style to preserve the fruit purity and enhance the vibrant fruit flavour profiles.

Food Pairing & Recipes

An ideal pairing with goats cheese soufflé or freshly caught line fish with a squeeze of lemon. Its fresh characters are a delightful complement to the fresh flavors of seafood, shellfish and white fish.

 

Recommended recipes:

 

Pea soup with oxtail croquette

 

Spring pea risotto with crème fraiche

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