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Pecan Stream Sauvignon Blanc, Waterford Estate

A Sauvignon Blanc made in a more tropical style, from vineyards in Elgin and Stellenbosch.

A Sauvignon blanc representing the more tropical style. Shaped around fresh fruit aromas such as granadilla (of the passion fruit family), pear and guava. The palate expresses great purity in fruit, and a softer acidity compared to more typical Sauvignon Blancs. A lovely wine to accompany any summer dish.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

12.8 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.2 g/L

pH

3.39

ACIDITY

5.5 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Mark le Roux

VARIETY

Sauvignon Blanc

FINED USING

Bentonite & Isinglass

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

No

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Elgin & Stellenbosch

VEGETARIAN

No

VEGAN

No

Vintage conditions

Good winter rains but still below the normal average, with occasional warm days and some snowfall during late winter / early spring along with some rain to help dam levels rise. These conditions also prepped for good, even budding to start the growing season. During ripening the odd heat wave was experienced but overall lovely warm days and coolish nights allowed for perfect ripening and earlier picking dates. This resulted in lovely fresh, flavoured and rich wines with relatively low alcohol levels.

Green credentials

A World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Conservation Champion and accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate, Waterford also has Wine and Agricultural Ethical Trade Association (WIETA) accreditation and is a member of the Biodiversity in Wine Initiative (BWI).

Tasting video

with Mark le Roux

 

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Pecan Stream Sauvignon Blanc, Waterford Estate

A Sauvignon Blanc made in a more tropical style, from vineyards in Elgin and Stellenbosch.

Shaped around fresh fruit aromas such as granadilla (Elgin) and pear and guava (Stellenbosch). The palate expresses great purity in fruit, and a softer acidity compared to more typical Sauvignon Blancs.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.4 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.2 g/L

pH

3.39

ACIDITY

5.5 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Mark Le Roux

VARIETY

Sauvignon Blanc

FINED USING

Bentonite & Isinglass

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

No

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Elgin & Stellenbosch

VEGETARIAN

No

VEGAN

No

Vintage conditions

The ongoing drought continued to play a huge role on the 2019 vintage, a dry and warm winter hindering the dormancy period which is vital for even growth and survival. Across the board Waterford experienced on average a 30% drop in yield. Berries at harvest time were tiny and highly concentrated in flavour, and due to relatively cool and dry summer weather, the wines also ended up with low alcohols and softer acidities.

Green credentials

A World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Conservation Champion and accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate, Waterford also has Wine and Agricultural Ethical Trade Association (WIETA) accreditation and is a member of the Biodiversity in Wine Initiative (BWI).

Tasting video

With winemaker Mark Le Roux.

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