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Six Hats Sauvignon Blanc
2014 Sauvignon Blanc

Viticulture

Vineyard: Piekenierskloof.
Soil Type: Sandy and loamy soils.
Vine Age:
Irrigation: Drip Method
Harvest Date: 1st week in 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 flavor. Only the free run juice was used once allowed to settle and inoculated with selected yeast strain; fermented under temperature controlled conditions at 12°Centigrade.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Light.
Nose: Subtle fresh tropical notes with gooseberry and some spice.
Palate: A well-defined dry white wine with tropical fruit flavors; guava, white peach and some lime. Elegant balance of fruit and minerality.
Other: This Sauvignon Blanc is great as an aperitif or served with summer salads, oily fish such as sardines or mackerel, it will also go well with Thai curry.

Chemical Analysis:

Alc (%): 12.5
RS (g/l): 2.5
TA (g/l): 6.1
pH: 3.45