Monday, May 21, 2012

KWV The Mentors Western Cape Sauvignon Blanc 2011 91 Points

Clear, bright, pale straw with medium plus concentration and medium viscosity.

Clean, high intensity, greengage, ripe gooseberry, green pineapple, peppery, bursting with minerals, honey, celery salt, talc, brush of oxidative oak.

Dry, high acidity, crunchy, lemony freshness, mineral core, spicy chives, pure, linear, firm texture, will reveals more layers of complexity when the 14% Semillon component will fully merge, +/- 5 years, excellent purity, medium plus complexity, long lenght

Though label as Western Cape origin, the majority of the fruit is sourced from a high lying vineyard in Bottelary Hills, ward, Stellenbosch, with a yields of 8.5 t/ha, harvested in February.

15% fermented in 500L, 2nd and 3rd fill, barrels for approximately 1 month.

Total production of 2700 L