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Stertswaai

Varietals Sauvignon blanc, Semillon, Nouvelle
Tasting Notes
Alcohol +-13.0% Vol
Appearance Bright, clear, green straw
Aroma Fynbos, flint, beeswax
Palate Balanced acidity, minerality, complex
Vineyard
Altitude 235-330m
Soil Well-drained soil; good water retention. Important percentage of clay in topsoil
Yield 8 tons per hectare (55hl/ha)
Vinification
Maceration Partial skin contact
Fermentation temp Sauvignon blanc & Semillon 17ºC; Nouvelle 13ºC
Malolactic fermentation none
Maturation
Maturation Sauvignon blanc and Semillon co-ferment in 3500ltr foudre (French oak cask); Nouvelle fermented in stainless steel and blended together with other two varieties where after the complete blend age for another 12 months in the foudre
In bottle pre-release 12 months
Ageing potential 5 years and longer


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