Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Current Vintage: 2011

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Vintage 2011

Harvest 2011, our 16th harvest. Another record winter rainfall. Record tropical heat in May. Record early start to harvest. Superlative summer and harvest weather. Harvest quantity – up. Harvest quality – above average.

Vinification

Made entirely from Sauvignon Blanc grapes, grown on the Alentejan west coast, 3 km from the Atlantic Ocean. Harvested during the cool hours of the early morning, the grapes were destemmed and pressed, followed by settling at low temperatures for 24 hours. Fermented at controlled temperatures in tanks for 15 days and matured on fine lees, with regular stirring. Fined, filtered and bottled to maintain its clean, crisp flavours.

Tasting Notes

This wine shows lifted lime and lemon fruit aromas with gooseberry and grassy notes. It reveals an elegant palate with attractive minerality, and pleasing acidity.

Appellation:
Vinho Regional Alentejano
Varieties:
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Total Acidity:
5.70
Final pH:
3.12
Residual Sugars:
1.5
Alcohol:
13%
Bottled on the family estate in
February 2012
Release date:
April 2012
No barrel ageing

Awards

Silver Medal
- Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2012
Bronze Medal
- Intl Wine & Spirit Competition – London 2013
Bronze Medal
- Decanter World Wine Awards – UK 2012
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