Survivor Sauvignon Blanc 2017 Magnum (1×1.5l)

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Survivor Sauvignon Blanc 2017 Magnum (1×1.5l)

R320

A partially barrel-fermented wine with a creamy texture and bright tropical
fruit flavours. Crisp acidity and subtle minerality add to the attraction.

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A partially barrel-fermented wine with a creamy texture and bright tropical
fruit flavours. Crisp acidity and subtle minerality add to the attraction.

Grapes were sourced from a selection of low-yielding (6 – 7 t/ha)
vineyard blocks located on DB Rust’s farm Constantia. The soils are deep
red Oakleaf and Hutton ensuring excellent water-retention and adding
structure and fullness to the wines. The vines have been planted in such
a way to benefit optimally from the cool Benguela current sea breezes.
These breezes cause summer temperatures to range between 20 – 30°C.

Harvesting occured at optimal ripeness when the grapes were between
22 – 23° Balling. Picking was done in the early morning hours to ensure
the grapes arrived cool at the cellar. Dry ice and sulpher was added prior
to transport to protect the grapes from oxidation. Skin contact was given
for three hours and thereafter the free run juice was separated from the
press juice. Reductive winemaking practises were followed to retain as
much flavour and complexity in the wine as possible. 60% of the
Sauvignon blanc was fermented in stainless steel tanks, the juice was
inoculated and fermentation temperature was kept at around 12°C for
three weeks. 40% of the Sauvignon blanc underwent barrel fermentation
in 100% first fill 500L untoasted Sylvain French oak barrels. The barrels
were rolled once weekly after fermentation followed by once a month
for four months. Barrel maturation lasted for four months before
blendeding and bottling took place. This allowed for the retention of the
fruit component.

The 2017 harvest in the Swartland obtained slightly larger crops following
sharp declines in 2016 and larger than expected because of the dry
season. Cooler nights during the growing season and more significant
heat waves during harvest time buffered the effect of the drought. The
warm and dry weather resulted in small and healthy berries with good
intensity, sufficient sugar levels and low.

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