Meinert Sauvignon Blanc 2017
From: Meinert Wines produces a small and personalised range of wines in limited quantities from both the hillside Devon Crest vineyard outside Stellenbosch as well as a number of vineyard sites across the Cape Winelands. One such wine is our Meinert Sauvignon Blanc sourced from the cool climate region of Elgin, an area also renown for apples and pears. Each wine is created with much thought and care to ensure uniqueness and individual character.
Winemaking: After careful selection and hand harvesting, our Sauvignon Blanc fruit from vineyards in Elgin was transported by means of refrigerated truck to our winery and further cooled overnight in our cold room at 4°C. About a quarter of the total harvest underwent 8 hours’ skin contact to enhance the development of unique Sauvignon Blanc characteristics. The juice was tank fermented in two lots by different yeasts to enhance the fruit aromatics. Lees contact for a period of six months after fermentation enhances the texture and mouthfeel and following this the wine was bottled in September 2017. A portion of the Semillon, which was fermented and matured in old barriques adding depth and richness, was included in the blend; the total Semillon component amounting to 5%.
Alcohol 13.39 vol%
Residual sugar 1.8 g/l
Total acidity 6.5 g/l
Comments: Our Meinert Sauvignon Blanc certainly speaks to the more serious side of Sauvignon Blanc while having enough youthful charm to appease all palates at every occasion. Whether as the perfect aperitif or accompaniment to a gastronomic experience, our Sauvignon Blanc is most certainly a wine to have in your cellar year-round. Enjoyable in its youth, this wine will further develop under careful cellaring conditions for years to come. A match with delicate dishes like fresh seafood salads, oysters and even tuna tartare with a very subtle wasabi sauce.
- National Wine Challenge (Top 100): 2019 – Double Silver
- Decanter World Wine Awards: 2019 – 90 points