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Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2003
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: John Loubser
Main Variety : Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol : 14.14 %vol
pH : 3.22
RS : 3.9 g/l
Total Acid : 7.2 g/l
Appellation : Coastal
Characteristics
Type : White


Accolades
Veritas 2003 - Double Gold
John Platter 2003 - 5 stars
John Platter 2004 - 5 stars
Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2003 - Silver
Best in Class Gold - International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) 2005
Young Wine Show 2003 - Class Winner; Gold
Tasting Notes
Veritas 2003 - Double Gold
John Platter 2003 - 5 stars
John Platter 2004 - 5 stars
Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2003 - Silver

Best in Class Gold - International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) 2005
Young Wine Show 2003 - Class Winner; Gold
This Sauvignon Blanc Reserve is made from one selected vineyard which produces the same style of wine every year. It reflects the fresh, crisp and flinty characteristics of grass, peppers and nettles. A long firm and creamy aftertaste makes this a truly distinctive Sauvignon Blanc. It is a true expression of cool climate Steenberg terroir.
Blend Information
100% Sauvignon Blanc
In The Vineyard
Soil type: Clovelly
Trellising: Elongated Perold
Age of vines: 18 years
Pruning: Spur - 2 bud
Yield: 6 Ton/Ha
Rootstock: Richter 110
Clone: Weerstasie/159
About The Harvest
The grapes were harvested at sugar level of about 24.5°B on the 13th February 2003.
In The Cellar
The grapes were crushed and pumped into drainer tanks and then left on the skins for 6 hours. The grapes were then pressed and the juice was left to settle clean over 48 hours. The clear juice was racked and then inoculated with yeast. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks for 18 days at 13 - 14°C. The wine was handled reductively throughout vinification and bottled in June 2003.
Other Vintages
Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2011 JD Pretorius Sauvignon Blanc
Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2010 JD Pretorius Sauvignon Blanc
Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2009 JD Pretorius Sauvignon Blanc
Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2007 John Loubser Sauvignon Blanc
Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2006 John Loubser Sauvignon Blanc
Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2005 John Loubser Sauvignon Blanc
Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2004 John Loubser Sauvignon Blanc
Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2003 John Loubser Sauvignon Blanc
Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2002 John Loubser Sauvignon Blanc
Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2001 Nicky Versfeld Sauvignon Blanc

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