2016 The Den, Sauvignon Blanc

Tasting notes 

A full wine with aromas of tropical fruits, green figs and minerality with an underlying hint of vanilla and oak spice. This Sauvignon has a rounded textured mouth feel, good balanced and fresh supple acidity.  The Den wines are comfort wines, and this wine delivers just that.

The Vineyard

This wine is produced from a number of vineyards in the Elgin and Stellenbosch.

Winemaking

Great care has been taken to ensure that the grapes were picked at the correct time.

It is blended from grapes grown on a cool vineyards site in Elgin and a warmer Stellenbosch site. It received the best possible attention, being blanketed with CO2 throughout the crushing and pressing process. Roughly 20% of this wine was barrel fermented in large old barrels

Ageing potential

This wine should be drunk within four to five years of the vintage.

Wine Analysis

  • Alcohol 13.5%
  • Residual Sugar 3.5 g/l
  • Total Acid 5.8 g/l
  • Ph 3.35

 Awards & Accolades

  • Commended – International Wine Challenge 2016

Food Suggestions

The Den Sauvignon Blanc is delicious on its own or with simply served oysters on the half shell with brown bread and butter. Make yourself a lovely summer salad with mixed greens, figs, green grapes, radishes, chevin cheese and a mustard vinaigrette and pull up a large glass of this wine.  I also like it with peri- peri chicken and chips.

 

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