2020 Kleine Zalze Family Reserve Sauvignon Blanc
An elegant and refined wine. The grapes were selected from vineyards in Durbanville and Darling and picked early in the morning and in some cases even during the night. 50% of the grapes were crushed as soon as they arrived at the winery and given at least 12 hours skin contact. The other 50% were “whole bunch” pressed into the settling tanks. The portion that received skin contact was fermented in stainless steel tanks while the “whole bunch” portion was fermented in new 400l French oak barrels. The wine spent 6 months on the lees and in barrel before it was blended and bottled.
Lively and crisp with hints of oak. Intense palate with tropical fruit, green pea shoots and herbaceous elements.