McGregor Sauvignon Blanc
The McGregor Wine Company
VINTAGE: 2017 APPELLATION: McGregor (in the Robertson Valley of South Africa.) VINEYARD DETAIL: Four wire trellised vineyards, 15 years of age, on dry, alluvial, sandy soil were selected. Only complementary irrigation was given to improve quality. Irrigation was done on scientifically planned program. Vine grafted on 101/14 rootstock. HARVEST INFORMATION: Date: Middle February Sugar: 19 – 21,0 °B Type: Machine pH: 3.34 Yield: 15 Ton / Ha ; 2,7 kg / vine T.A: 7.1 g/l VINIFICATION: Grapes were harvested in early morning while still cold (14°C). To preserve flavour, SO2 was added in the vineyard. After crushing, it was mash-cooled and further cooled during its 8-hour skin contact. The juice for fermentation with selected yeast, low fermentation and storage temperature, captures the flavours and freshness. CHEMICAL ANALYSIS: Alc.: 11.94 %VOL Total Extract: 22.10 g/l R.S.: 2.0 g/l Free SO2: 41 mg/l T.A.: 6.2 g/l Total SO2: 112 mg/l pH: 3.48 V.A.: 0.25 g/l WINEMAKER’S COMMENT: A slight green tint on this pale white wine expresses the freshness and youth of this wine. The harmonized blend of different wines produces a variety of flavours from tropical fruit to undertones of lime. Leaving a pleasant and long refreshing aftertaste. SERVED: Serve between 10 – 12 °C. Drink now while young as companion with shellfish, calamari or grilled fish. Delicate salmon and fresh trout as well as steamed asparagus complemented this wine.