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Winemaker’s Blend 2020

R185.00

The Saxenburg Private Collection Winemaker’s Blend 2020 has a delicate nose with subtle aromas of apple, pear, naartjie, white flowers & pecan nuts. The palate is layered, textured and complex with a fine-lined acidity running through it.

Exclusive release to Saxenburg Wine Club Members as only 500 bottles produced. 


This extraordinary wine has been stored and matured under optimal conditions in our Vinotéque, for you to get the very best out of your fine wine experience.

This product can only be purchased by members.

Description

Tasting Notes

The Saxenburg Private Collection Winemaker’s Blend 2020 has a delicate nose with subtle aromas of apple, pear, naartjie, white flowers & pecan nuts. The palate is layered, textured and complex with a fine-lined acidity running through it.

Chenin Blanc – 51%
Chardonnay – 30%
Semillon – 14%
Sauvignon Blanc – 5%

 

Food Pairing

This wine goes well with salads, lighter summer dishes and seafood, or enjoy on its own on a nice summer day.

 

Acknowledgements 

“The Winemakers Blend has citrus, stone fruit, fresh herbs and spice on the nose. Rich and round on the palate, zesty acidity lending verve, the finish nicely dry. An intriguing wine that shows both balance and complexity.”
– Christian Eedes, Editor at Winemag.co.za.

Additional information

Vintage:

2020

Cultivar:

100% Sauvignon Blanc

Cellaring Potential:

Drinks beautifully on release, but will gain complexity and texture over the next 3-5 years.

Alc:

13.7%

TA:

6.5 g/l

pH:

3.4

RS:

3.2 g/l

Appellation:

Stellenbosch

Terroir:

South-West facing slope with well-drained, decomposed granite, with underlying clay.

Vinification Details:

Machine harvested on cool mornings and given extended skin contact after de-stemming. CO2 was used to eliminate oxygen uptake. Followed by cold fermentation using different selected yeast strains.

Oak maturation: 4 Months on lees.

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