Villiera Traditional Bush Vine Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Jeff Grier
Main Variety - Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol - 11.78 %vol
pH - 3.45
RS - 1.48 g/l
Total Acid - 5.7 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

Type - White
Style - Dry


Tasting Notes

The Traditional Bush Vine style of Sauvignon Blanc focusses on the greener spectrum of varietal character. The bunches hang in the shade and harvesting occurs early to ensure a relatively light refreshing style, displaying green pepper and fig with only a hint of passion fruit. It is intensely flavoured with good structure and it has the ability to keep. With age it develops asparagus like aromas and on the palate it softens.

Ageing Potential

This wine has the ability to keep.

Blend Information

100% Sauvignon Blanc

In The Vineyard

At Villiera we have an old, single bush vine vineyard with the weather station clone of Sauvignon Blanc. It has the ability to produce a unique, intense style that we felt was worthy of its own platform. The bush vine system is a traditional farming method especially suited to un-irrigated vineyards. The limited yield ensures early ripening. The Traditional Bush Vine style of Sauvignon Blanc focusses on the greener spectrum of varietal character. The bunches hang in the shade.

About The Harvest

The grapes are handpicked and sorted. Picking occurs in the morning to take advantage of cooler conditions and the fruit is protected from oxidation. Picking from bush vines requires a back breaking effort but it is worth it.

In The Cellar

On arrival at the cellar the grapes are lightly crushed and destalked before being pumped to our pneumatic tank presses where 8 hours of skin contact is allowed for maximum extraction of varietal character. Gentle pressing and fraction separation are utilized to limit phenolic content. After a 48 hour settling the fresh juice is racked into cold fermentation with a neutral yeast. Lees contact.

Additional Information

At Villiera we have an old, single bush vine vineyard with the weather station clone of Sauvignon Blanc. It has the ability to produce a unique, intense style that we felt was worthy of its own platform. The bush vine system is a traditional farming method especially suited to un-irrigated vineyards. The limited yield ensures early ripening.


Other Vintages

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Villiera Traditional Bush Vine Sauvignon Blanc 2015 - SOLD OUT Jeff Grier Sauvignon Blanc
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Cnr R101 & R304, Koelenhof, P.O. Box 66 , Stellenbosch, 7605, South Africa

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