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					                                       • Wine of Origin:
                                       Western Cape.
Sauvignon Blanc 2010
                                       • Weather conditions during Harvest:
                                       2010 was an intense year! Wild and fluctuating weather conditions
                                       and strong winds during budding made for a reduction in crop size,
                                       both at Eikendal and across the industry. It looks like 2010 will
                                       exceed expectations, with excellent grape and must quality. Our
                                       white wines are beautifully fragrant while the reds show exceptional
                                       depth, sophistication, and inky dark colours.

                                       • Vineyards:
                                       For the 2010 harvest we again sourced our grapes from the widely
                                       recognised Lutzville vineyards on the Cape West Coast, while our
                                       new vineyards are coming into production. They are in close
                                       proximity to the sea, producing stunning and enviable cool climate
                                       Sauvignon Blanc.

                                       • Vinification:
                                       This wine is 100% Sauvignon Blanc. The grapes were picked early
                                       morning at cool temperatures, transported to Stellenbosch and
                                       processed immediately and by working reductively to help retain
                                       the delicate flavours. The wine was racked relatively clean and
                                       fermented at cool temperatures and it remained on the gross lees
                                       until blending and stabilisation, just before bottling.

                                       • Analysis:
                                       Residual Sugar: 2.2 g/L
                                       Total Acidity: 6.1 g/L
                                       pH: 3.31
                                       Alcohol: 13.30% vol.

                                       • Winemaker’s Notes:
                                       The Eikendal Sauvignon Blanc has lovely melon, Cape gooseberry,
                                       guava and a fresh cut grass green aroma on the nose that follows
                                       through to the palate. The wine has a full and creamy mouth-feel,
                                       with a lively, delicate acidity and a long, pleasing finish.

                                       • Serving Recommendations:
                                       This wine is drinking well now, and can by enjoyed through 2012
                                       and beyond. Enjoy with lemon butterfish, Provencal chicken, goat’s
                                       cheese soufflé or simply on its own.

                                       • Serving Temperature:
                                       12oC -14oC in smaller white wine glasses.




         Eikendal Vineyards Pty (Ltd), P.O. Box 2261, Stellenbosch, 7601, Republic of South Africa,
                            Tel.: +27 (0) 21 855 14 22, Fax: 27 (0) 21 855 1027

           e-mail: info@eikendal.co.za, Web: www.eikendal.com, 34o 00’46.68”S, 18o 49’25.09”E

				
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