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    Saronsberg Six Point Three Straw Wine 2008

    The wine has a deep, golden straw colour with floral, dried peach and caremelised honeyed flavours. The body is full, sweet without becoming cloying. It is rounded off with a good acid balance and integrated oak.
    Type : White
    Style : Sweet
    Body : Full

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    Five tons of Sauvignon Blanc grapes were picked by hand in the early morning hours and packed onto straw pallets. It was left to dry for a three to four week period in the shade until it almost turned to raisons. The bunches were then crushed into the press followed by an 8 hour press cycle to recover the small amount of juice from the berries. The juice was settled for 48 hours at 5 °C with only enzymes. The juice was then racked into new 300l Allier French oak and fermentation was allowed to start naturally. Fermentation took 6 months to complete. The wine was allowed to age in barrel for a total of 36 months. It was racked given a bentonite fining and bottled with a sterile sheet filtration.

    Winemaker : Dewaldt Heyns
    Main Variety : Sauvignon Blanc
    Alcohol : 11.96 %vol
    pH : 3.86
    RS : 238 g/l
    Total Acid : 6.20 g/l
    Volatile Acidity : 1.52 g/l
    SO2 : 115 mg/l
    Free SO2 : 6 mg/l
    Appellation : Tulbagh

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    100% Sauvignon Blanc

    Cultivar: Sauvignon Blanc
    Clones: SB 316
    Age: 13 years
    Soil: Partially decomposed Malmesbury shale with course gravel

    Five tons of Sauvignon Blanc grapes were picked by hand in the early morning hours and packed onto straw pallets.
    Yield: 5.7 ton/ha
    Balling: 23.9° B
    pH: 3.86
    Total Acid: 6.2
    Harvest Date: 15/02/2008

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