Journeys End ‘Weather Station’ Sauvignon Blanc 2018
An important name in the Western Cape. This Sauvignon Blanc was named The Weather Station because the SB11 clone which is the component used in this wine, had a big resurgence in the 1970’s in Stellenbosch, and the Afrikanners aptly named it the ‘Weerstasie Kloon’. Its name derived from its location next to an old Weather Station. Which is now the Stellenbosch Wine Campus!
THE WEATHER STATION SAUVIGNON BLANC 2018
W.O. Coastal Region
Grapes were handpicked early in the morning while temperatures were still low, the six blocks are located on the highest elevated slopes on Journey’s End and Highberry farm respectively. The must
undergoes an eight hour skin contact period to enhance aromatic extraction. The juice is settled enzymatically before being racked into stainless steel fermentation tanks. Temperatures were kept
below 13°C throughout the fermentation to build flavour and aromatic concentration. The fermentations lasted up to a month at the low temperatures and the wine was eventually matured in
steel tanks for 4 months with bi-monthly lees stirring to add richness, complexity and palate weight.
Clear pale lemon colour with hints of green. A pronounced nose with passionfruit, kiwifruit, gooseberries, and hints of salty mineral tones.. A lovely weighted wine with full mid-palate and lengthy finish, balanced acidity bringing freshness and linearity. Ready to drink now. Ideal with seafood.
|Total Acidity:||6.09 g/L|
|Residual Sugar:||2.01 g/L|
|Aspect||South facing slopes|
|Soil type||Tukulu, decomposed granite|
|Average tonnage||8 tons/ha|
|Trellis system||Extended Perold, 7 Strand|
|Harvest dates||Late January – early February 2018|