The Game Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - The Game Reserve Winemaking Team
Main Variety - Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol - 12.8 %vol
RS - 1.2 g/l
Appellation - Western Cape

Characteristics

Type - White
Style - Dry
Taste - Fruity


Tasting Notes

This seductive Sauvignon Blanc oozes gooseberry and passion fruit, with notes of ripe figs, lemongrass and capsicum. Following through is a delicious concentration of tropical fruit, nettles and cut grass flavours on the palate. A versatile wine with crisp, lively acidity and a dusty pebble finish.

Blend Information

100% Sauvignon Blanc

Food Suggestions

Enjoy as an aperitif or with grilled, smoked and spicy fish and chicken dishes.

In The Vineyard

The grapes are from 8 different vineyards in the Coastal region (Firgrove, Stellenbosch and Groenekloof, Darling) - all the sites are carefully selected for the natural cooling effect that is gained from their close proximity to the ocean, their Mediterranean climate, the geological diversity of their soils and for their viticultural practices.

About The Harvest

Handpicked between 21 - 24 ºB. The criteria that is used for picking is the physical signs of ripeness plus the flavour development that is determined by tasting the berries.


In The Cellar

Reductive treatment from vineyard to bottling in order to capture the varietal flavours. Destalked, mash cooled with 12 - 18 hours skin contact and cool fermentation at 10 - 14 ºC. The wine undergoes three months of full lees contact after alcoholic fermentation.


Additional Information

With its striking black and white plumage and haunting call, the fish eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) is a well-loved African symbol with an impressive wingspan of around two meters. These splendid birds of prey can be seen soaring above the Rooiberg Breede River Conservancy scaring small birds away, thereby preventing damage to the ripe grapes before harvest.


Other Vintages

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The Game Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2018 The Game Reserve Winemaking Team Sauvignon Blanc
Graham Beck The Game Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Erika Obermeyer Sauvignon Blanc
Graham Beck The Game Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Erika Obermeyer Sauvignon Blanc
Graham Beck The Game Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Pieter Ferreira Sauvignon Blanc
Graham Beck The Game Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2010 Pieter Ferreira Sauvignon Blanc
Graham Beck The Game Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2009 Pieter Ferreira Sauvignon Blanc

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