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Sauvignon Blanc, Indaba

A commitment to social responsibility is integral to the Indaba philosophy, and a portion of the sales supports early education for workers’ children.

Bright citrus and tropical fruit aromas lead to fresh, vibrant flavours of pineapple, lemon-lime, mango and green fig. A racy acidity shines through on the mineral-tinged finish.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.0 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

1.8 g/L

pH

3.41

ACIDITY

6.1 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Bruwer Raats, Clayton Christians

VARIETY

Sauvignon Blanc

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

No

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Western Cape

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vintage conditions

The very dry, warm weather conditions throughout the 2019 harvest resulted in healthy grapes and small berries with good intensity. Despite the drought conditions yields were good in the general Coastal and Breed river area. The vintage was free of disease and vine stress, and the vines were able to carry the crop to optimum ripeness.

Vinification details

The grapes were harvested in the cool early morning hours, then crushed and gently pressed. A portion of the juice was left in contact with the skins for 12 hours. After the juice was chilled and settled, it was cold fermented in stainless steel tanks over a period of two to three weeks. The wine was aged on its lees for three months before blending, filtration and bottling.

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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Sauvignon Blanc, Indaba

A commitment to social responsibility is integral to the Indaba philosophy, and a portion of the sales supports early education for workers’ children.

Bright citrus and tropical fruit aromas lead to fresh, vibrant flavours of pineapple, lemon-lime, mango and green fig. A racy acidity shines through on the mineral-tinged finish.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.0 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.2 g/L

pH

3.38

ACIDITY

5.6 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Bruwer Raats, Clayton Christians

VARIETY

Sauvignon Blanc

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

No

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Western Cape

Vintage conditions

The 2018 harvest kicked off 7-14 days later than usual in most regions. After slow shoot growth initially, vines picked up the pace as temperatures rose towards the end of November. Although December and January were hot, none of the usual heatwaves were present. The rest of the growing season and harvest were notably cooler than normal. Vineyards were healthy with limited incidences of pests, diseases or rot thanks to the dry weather.

Vinification details

The grapes were harvested in the cool early morning hours, then crushed and gently pressed. A portion of the juice was left in contact with the skins for 12 hours. After the juice was chilled and settled, it was cold fermented in stainless steel tanks over a period of two to three weeks. The wine was aged on its lees for three months before blending, filtration and bottling.

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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Sauvignon Blanc, Indaba

A commitment to social responsibility is integral to the Indaba philosophy, and a portion of the sales supports early education for workers’ children.

Enticing citrus and tropical fruit aromas lead to fresh, zesty flavours of pineapple, lemon, lime, mango and green fig, supported by a spine of racy acidity. Herbal undertones shine through on the mineral-tinged finish.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.4 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

3.3 g/L

pH

3.47

ACIDITY

6.0 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Bruwer Raats

VARIETY

Sauvignon Blanc

FINED USING

Gelatine

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

No

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Western Cape

VEGETARIAN

No

VEGAN

No

Vintage conditions

2017 was an exceptional vintage. The growing season was characterised by extremely dry conditions, with ideal warm days and cool nights and none of the typical summer heatwaves. The drought conditions meant that there was no rot or disease pressure and resulted in small berries and reduced yields. Grapes retained excellent natural acidity and the vintage produced wines of great freshness, concentration and flavour intensity.

Vinification details

The grapes were harvested in the cool early morning hours, then crushed and gently pressed. A portion of the juice was left in contact with the skins for 12 hours. After the juice was chilled and settled, it was cold fermented in stainless steel tanks over a period of two to three weeks. The wine was aged on its lees for three months before blending, filtration and bottling.

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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Sauvignon Blanc, Indaba

A commitment to social responsibility is integral to the Indaba philosophy, and a portion of the sales supports early education for workers’ children.

Inviting tropical fruit and citrus aromas lead to fresh flavours of pineapple, lemon, lime, mango and green fig, supported by a solid acidity. Herbal undertones shine through on the mineral-tinged finish of this easy drinking, food friendly Sauvignon Blanc.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

12.5 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.8 g/L

pH

3.30

ACIDITY

6.3 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Bruwer Raats

VARIETY

Sauvignon Blanc

FINED USING

Gelatine

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

No

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Western Cape

Vintage conditions

The 2016 growing season was extremely dry and hot and grapes were harvested 10 days earlier than usual. Warm, dry conditions helped to keep grapes free from any rot or disease pressure, though low moisture levels resulted in reduced yields. Vines produced compact bunches and small berries, which translated into wines of great fruit concentration. Ripening was achieved at lower sugar (and hence alcohol) levels.

Vinification details

The grapes were harvested in the cool early morning hours, then crushed and gently pressed. A portion of the juice was left in contact with the skins for 12 hours. After the juice was chilled and settled, it was cold fermented in stainless steel tanks over a period of three weeks. The wine was aged on its lees for three months before blending and bottling.

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

 

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Sauvignon Blanc, Indaba

A commitment to social responsibility is integral to the Indaba philosophy, and a portion of the sales supports early education for workers’ children.

Inviting tropical fruit and citrus aromas lead to fresh flavours of pineapple, lemon, lime, mango and green fig, supported by a solid acidity. Herbal undertones shine through on the mineral-tinged finish of this easy drinking, food friendly Sauvignon Blanc.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.0 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

3.5 g/L

pH

3.43

ACIDITY

6.1 g/L

ORIGIN

South Africa

WINEMAKER

Bruwer Raats

VARIETY

Sauvignon Blanc

HARVEST DATE

February 2015

FINED USING

Gelatine

SULPHUR

Total: 127 Free: 34

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

No

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Western Cape

Vintage conditions

The 2015 growing season was one of the driest and earliest on record, with Sauvignon Blanc being harvested about two weeks earlier than usual. There were none of the typical heat waves, and cooler than normal temperatures created ideal conditions for ripening and harvesting. Little rain coupled with strong winds translated into very healthy grapes, with small berry size, good sugar levels and lots of natural acidity.

Vinification details

The grapes were harvested in the cool early morning hours, then crushed and gently pressed. A portion of the juice was left in contact with the skins for 12 hours. After the juice was chilled and settled, it was cold fermented in stainless steel tanks over a period of three weeks. The wine was aged on its lees for three months before blending and bottling.

Green credentials

Accredited Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) estate.

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