South Africa / Stellenbosch & Elgin
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2021 Tokara Sauvignon Blanc

Tokara

Stellenbosch & Elgin

This wine has a vibrant light straw colour with a brilliant pale green edge that catches the light. There is an appealing mix of fresh Granny Smith apples, delicate blackcurrant leaf and lime blossom perfume on the nose. The wine enters the palate with concentrated flavours which follow through from the nose. The finish is refreshing and crisp with a slight oyster shell salinity that makes it quite moreish.


Viticulture

The vineyards crop between 6 and 8 tons per hectare and the grapes are harvested at various degrees of ripeness from 21-23° balling, depending on acid, pH, flavour intensity and profile. All grapes are hand harvested.


Vinification

The grapes are de-stemmed, crushed and pumped via mash cooler directly into our inert, oxygen free, press. Free run and press juices were separated and settled overnight before being racked off the heavy lees and inoculated for fermentation with selected wine yeasts. Fermentation is controlled at 15°C in stainless steel tanks. 5% of the wine fermented in barrel. After fermentation the wine was blended, stabilised and bottled.


Recommendation

Can be served with grilled chicken, fish, prawns or fresh oysters. This wine is best enjoyed cold on a hot summer's day.