Glen Carlou Sauvignon Blanc 2018

R86.00

R86.00 | Club R73.10

 

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 vibrant styled Sauvignon Blanc, expressing layered notes of passion fruit, guava and pear. On the palate the wine confirms an array of tropical fruit, ripe fig and gooseberry aromas underscored by crisp minerality, leading to a gentle finish.

This Sauvignon Blanc is made in a lively and fresh style, displaying uncomplicated, but beautifully balanced fruit.

Awards

Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Gold: The Sommeliers Selection Wine List

 

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 2018

Analysis

Alc: 13% | RS: 1.3 g/l | TA: 6.0 g/l | pH: 3.30

Fermentation

Fermented in stainless steel for three weeks with selected yeast strains to reduce oxygen levels to produce optimum aromatic profile. 

Ageing

The wine is left on the lees for three months.

Bottling Date

May 2018

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.

With a continued presence of gooseberry, capsicum and granadilla throughout, leaving the palate appealing for more.

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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