White of Springfontein

White of Springfontein

R145.00

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CULTIVARS: Sauvignon blanc 32.5%, Semillon 22.5%, Pinotage 22.5%, Chardonnay 22.5%
ALCOHOL: 13.38%
pH: 3.48
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 3.1 g/l
TOTAL ACIDITY: 5.8 g/l
TOTAL EXTRACT: 20.6 g/l
YIELD: 35 hl/ha average
BOTTLING DATE: 18.01.2018
PRODUCTION: 5220 bottles

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Description

All four cultivars were vinified seperately in stainless steel tanks. Sauvignon blanc, Semillon and Chardonnay grapes were harvested by hand into crates in the early hours of the morning and stored overnight in a cold room. The following morning the grapes were hand sorted before destemming, crushing and presseing gently with minimum skin contact. The pressed juice was clarified over 48 hours before fermentation in stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeast species. Pinotage grapes were harvested by hand and pressed immediately whole bunch to reduce colour extraction from the skins. After pressing the juice was arerated by splashing to brown any red wine colour present. The browning in the juice drops out during fermentation resutling in a “white Pinotage” wine. After fermentation all four cultivars were kept seperate on fine lees for 8 months and then blended followed by stabilisation and clarificatiion. The wine was bottled unfiltered.

VINEYARD: Walker Bay Limestone ridges close to the Atlantic Ocean
SOIL TYPE:
Calcareous soil – Alkaline with high levels of minerals.
ROOTSTOCK:
Ramsey and Richter 99.
AGE OF VINES:
Semillon 14 years, Chardonnay 18 years, Pinotage 19 years
TRELLISING:
5 Wire, Vertical Shoot Positioning, double lengthened (Perold system).
HARVEST DATE:
Sauvignon blanc 07.02.2017, Semillon 02.02.2017, Pinotage 15.02.2017, Chardonnay
FERMENTATION TEMPERATURE: 
Small stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeast species

Additional information

Weight 8 kg
Dimensions 20 × 40 × 20 cm
Vintage

2017