Angels Tears Sauvignon Blanc

R69.00

Angels Tears got its unusual name from a legend that began in a small town, Freinet in France in the 18th century, when grape harvest produced an outstanding vintage that was especially fragrant and ambrosial. Word spread afar, and legend has it angels stole into the village cellars by night and, upon touching the wine to their lips, wept tears of joy.The very same legend continues to this day at Grande Provence, home of Angels Tears.Here a French Huguenot family planted the first vines imported from France in 1694.The first batch of Angels Tears wines was produced in 1992 from D’Alexandrie grapes.

 

Wine of Origin:  Western Cape

 

Vintage 2018

 

Analysis:

Alc 12.5%

pH  3.39

RS  3.5 g/l

TA 5.7 g/l


Style:

An easy drinking Sauvignon Blanc, with upfront tropical fruit aromas on the nose and palate supported by hints of green pepper.  Well balanced with a beautiful, crisp finish.

Vinification:

The grapes are hand harvested and brought into the cellar where they are gently destemmed and pressed. It is then fermented at 13⁰C for 2 weeks and then matured on its lees for 4 months to still maintain its zippy crisp green and tropical fruit favors. The wine is made from our 10 hectare blocks and handpicked at 22.5 balling sugar. Early picking takes place to preserve the pyrazines in the grapes.

 

Serving Suggestions:

Enjoy by the glass or with alfresco seafood and chicken dishes.

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