SOUTH AFRICA

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Six Hats Sauvignon Blanc
2013 Sauvignon Blanc

Viticulture

Vineyard: Piekenierskloof.
Soil Type: Sandy and loamy soils.
Vine Age: 20 years old.
Irrigation: No irrigation
Harvest Date: 1st week February.
Yield: 6 t/ha.

Vinification:

Six Principles expressing the core Philosophy of Six Hats; 'Partnership, Potential, Change, Equity, Dignity & Sustainability'.
Six Hats seeks to produce wines that will contribute to the lives of the people whose hard work is expressed in each bottle. There are minimum prices set for grapes and an additional percentage of the sales are given back to the community who uses the money to build schools, clinics and other projects to improve their lives.
Six Hats is a registered Fairtrade producer.
Grapes sourced from Fairtrade vineyards in the Piekenierskloof region. the vineyards are trellised and grow on sandy, loam soils.
Grapes were handpicked very early in the morning allowing the fruit to retain their flavour. Only the free run juice was used, allowed to settle and inoculated with selected yeast strain, fermenting under controlled conditions at 12°Centigrade.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Light and transluscent.
Nose: Fresh with tropical notes.
Palate: A well-defined dry white wine with tropical fruit flavors. Elegant balance of fruit and minerality.
Other: Suitable to be enjoyed on its own, also goes well with any fish or seafood, alternatively curry or salads.

Chemical Analysis:

Alc (%): 13
RS (g/l): 3.1
TA (g/l): 6.4
pH: 3.17