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Lion Hound Sauvignon blanc 2021

Bottle Analysis

Winemaker: Toit Wessels
Alcohol: 12.5% vol
pH: 3.26
RS: 6.0  g/l
Total Acid: 6.2 g/l
Extract: 23.2 g/l
Bottled: 07 May 2020
Release Date: October 2020

Bottles: 9931 bottles
Cellaring:  None
Origin: Paarl
IPW: Yes
WIETA: Yes

Tasting Notes

An upfront, tropical array of juicy white peach, pineapple and orange blossom with a hint of citrus.

Viticulture

There are  varieties used in this expressive wine:

Viognier 5%, Sauvignon  Blanc 95%

Harvest

All grapes were handpicked at vine ripeness.

Analysis:      Sauv Blanc                Viognier          

Sugar:       20.7 0 B                     23.40 B

TA:            6.95g/l                      5.25g/l

PH             3.15                           3.35

      

Wine making

Rich, expressive Paarl Viognier and low yielding tropical Sauvignon Blanc were hand selected and night harvested to preserve the delicate flavours typical to Paarl Mountain.

The Sauvignon Blanc was fermented in stainless steel tanks and ferment lasted 21 days at 14- 16C whilst the Viognier was barrel fermented. The initial ferment started naturally and after 3 degrees Balling a commercial yeast strain was inoculated to ensure that the ferment ran to dryness. Ferment lasted for 15 days at 18 0 C.

Both varieties are fermented in a manner which retains their natural cultivar characteristics and are then combined for complexity in an elegantly juicy blend.

The wine was lightly filtered prior to bottling.

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