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2005 - Simonsig Sauvignon Blanc

  • Sub Region

    Stellenbosch
  • Region

    Coastal Region
  • Size

    750ML
  • Country

    South Africa
  • ABV

    N/A
  • Varietal(s)

    N/A
library code: 4550

Description

"A warm dry vintage with welcome rain in October and around New Year replenished moisture in the soil and prevented moisture stress. The Sauvignon harvest started 2 weeks earlier than normal in the last week of January and was finished on 9 February. The early picking retained more fruit intensity. The wine is made in a reductive style by protecting the juice against oxidation from the vineyard all the way into the bottle. The wine takes time to open up and normally reaches its peak 8 to 10 months after vintage. This is substantiated by the Wine Spectator rating the 2004 Sauvignon 89 points a full year after vintage." -Winery