2019 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show – Gold
Amica, derived from the Latin Amicus, can be described as a gathering of friends. It represents a complex and textured expression of Sauvignon Blanc. Made through wild fermentation and oaking, initial scents of white florals and fresh herbs, are supported by those of sweet stone fruits and honeysuckle. A round and creamy mouth feel complemented by gentle minerality contributes to a youthful and vibrant finish.
100% Sauvignon Blanc
IN THE VINEYARD
The source of the fruit is a single vineyard site from the Jonkershoek Valley. The soil consists of decomposed granite and quartz.
ABOUT THE HARVEST
Grapes were harvested at 21.8 – 22.4ºB with a total acidity of 8.69 g/ℓ and pH of 3.18
IN THE CELLAR
The grapes were whole bunch pressed using a Champagne pressing cycle to ensure only the finest quality juice being used. The fermentation was occurred naturally in 500 litre puncheons of which 20% was new. The wine spent 9 months in barrel. (500l)
This limited release wine demonstrates the distinctiveness of specific vineyard sites and represent our finest quality. Strongly influenced by the interaction of soil, topography and climate, this Sauvignon Blanc is lively, complex and reflective of its origin.