Fortress Hill Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Fortress Hill Sauvignon Blanc 2014


The vineyards

The grapes came from trellised vines planted in 1983 in decomposed granite soil. These North and South facing vineyards are located 310 meters above sea level.

The winemaking

Specific blocks were hand harvested in the early hours of 19 February 2014. The grapes were picked at 22°Balling, destemmed and the juice was in contact with the skins for 4 hours. A combination of free run and lightly pressed juice was inoculated with a specific yeast strain. The wine fermented between 14°C and 17°C until dryness. Maturation took place on the lees for 2 months. After 2 months the wine was stabilized and bottled.

Winemaker’s Comments

The wine is light green in colour with aromas of green fig and passion fruit. On the palate the wine is light and fresh with a lingering fruity aftertaste. Seafood and salads can be paired with this wine.
Alcohol 13.90 Vol%
R.S.  2.8 g/l
T.A. 6.4 g/l
PH 3.67
Total Extract 24.4 g/l
F.SO2 39 mg/l
T.SO2 125 mg/l

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