Rickety Bridge Sauvignon Blanc 2019

£11.50

A really vibrant, zesty Cape Sauv Blanc with aromas of blackcurrant leaf, gooseberry and passion fruit layered with a subtle kiss of gun flint. Full flavoured with a rich mid-palate.  There are exotic peach and litchi flavours here which linger on the finish. Very refreshing and, I dare say, crushable.

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Rickety Bridge

 

This historic Franschhoek estate was formed out of one of the original farms that was granted to the Huguenots when they settled here, and it was first planted with vines in 1797 when it passed to Paulina De Villiers. The estate nestles against the slopes of the Franschhoek Mountains, close to the Franschhoek River that the old rickety bridge used to cross. The lower flatlands are covered by sandy soils while the hillsides are made up decomposed granite, ideal for red grapes. In 2000, British businessman Duncan Spence acquired the estate and there has been extensive investment to create a modern cellar, which is currently overseen by Mari Kotze.

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All grapes used in the Rickety Bridge Sauvignon Blanc originate from only the best terroir selected to produce a world class wine, reflective of the Rickety Bridge philosophy. The grapes were hand harvested early February till middle February at a sugar concentration ranging between 20.5°B & 22°Balling. Ripening conditions were cool, so we had a longer hanging time on the vine which lead to more concentrated fruit flavours. The grapes were sourced from three premium vineyards in Franschhoek, Cape Agulhas & Botriver.

Fermentation took place in a stainless-steel tank at 15 ̊C using only the best commercial yeast strains. The wine was left on its primary lees for six months being stirred once a week to enhance flavour and mouth-feel.

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