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Rattlesnake

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R 160

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750 ml (Standard)

2017


Cultivar:

100% Sauvignon blanc

Country:

South Africa

Rating:

93 Points - Tim Atkin

Specifications:

14.00% alc vol Sugar g/l: 3.1
Type: White Wine Cellaring Potential: 7 yrs
Origin: Constantia Appellation: Constantia

Tasting Notes:

The 2017 Rattlesnake has a pale white-gold colour with light green nuances. Aromatically, the Rattlesnake displays notes of lime and frangipani blossoms, white peach, fresh ginger, cape gooseberry and melon on the nose. On the palate, this wine is vibrant with a fresh and zesty acidity that gives structure and longevity along with the fruit.

Lime
Lime

White Peach
White Peach

Gooseberry
Gooseberry

Melon
Melon

The Cape’s first farm, established in 1682, has come a long way from its humble beginnings. Roughly 30 minutes from the bustling heart of Cape Town, Steenberg is a destination steeped in heritage.

Carefully selected vineyards will make their way into this wine. We look for vineyards portraying a rounded mouth feel that will hold its own during fermentation.

The wine was fermented and aged in large format French oak barrels (42%), stainless steel (51%) and a concrete egg shaped tank (7%). Some of the juice was inoculated with a selection of commercial yeast strains while the rest of the juice fermented spontaneously due to the yeast population naturally occurring in our vineyards and cellar.

The wine spent a total of 8 months in French oak (500 and 600l barrels),stainless steel and concrete (fermentation and élévage) before the first bottling took place in September 2017.

Food pairing

Chicken Pie, Cured Meats, Garden Salad, Savoury Soufflé.

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