2015 Michelangelo Awards - Silver
The wine is lively and fresh with a hint of passion fruit and gooseberries from the Sauvignon Blanc. The Semillon contributes the more herbaceous, grassy character as well as complexity to the palate. It also contributes to the balance and makes you reach for another glass.
This wine easy to drink now, although with proper storage it will keep for a further two years.
73% Sauvignon Blanc, 27% Semillon
Due to limited use of additives the wine is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
About The Harvest
The grapes used are early to mid season
ripeners and harvesting occurs at optimum ripeness when the acidity is
still refreshing. The handpicked fruit is sorted, protected and delivered
to the cellar, mostly in the morning when it is still cool.
In The Cellar
The grapes are crushed and destalked to
our pneumatic bag presses for ± 4 hours skin contact. Thereafter
pressing occurs and the juice is settled overnight before racking into
cold fermentation with selected yeast. Down to Earth White is a blend
of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon to ensure complexity, but it remains
The Down to Earth concept is to
create a wine that can be enjoyed by all. The name implies that it has
to be consistent, reliable and affordable. The wine has to offer interest
but drinkability is paramount. Down to Earth is packaged to grace any
table and the style ensures that it can be enjoyed at any occasion.