Lomond Wines Pincushion Cape Agulhas Sauvignon Blanc 2021

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Lomond Wines Pincushion Cape Agulhas Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Country - South Africa

Region - Western Cape

Grape Varieties - Sauvignon Blanc 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Lomond Wines

Tasting notes - Intense notes of passionfruit are layered with citrus nuances and the distinctive oyster-shell minerality that comes from the Cape Agulhas vineyards.

Lomond Wines Pincushion Cape Agulhas Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Intense notes of passionfruit are layered with citrus
nuances and the distinctive oyster-shell minerality that
comes from the Cape Agulhas vineyards.
Producer Note
In 1999, Geoff McIver established the Lomond estate, which is situated on the Agulhas
Plain near the southernmost tip of Africa at Cape Agulhas – the confluence of the
Indian and Atlantic Oceans- eight kilometres from the fishing village of Gansbaai and
within sight of the sea. The estate takes its name from the Ben Lomond Mountain in the
Uilenkraal Valley. Award-winning winemaker Hannes Meyer joined the team and skilfully
crafts a portfolio of stunning wines from this top winegrowing region, some of which are
named after the indigenous flora, known as 'Fynbos'. The vines are planted on as many
as 18 different soil types, which appear naturally in small pockets along the slopes and
produce intriguingly complex wines, with flavour profiles that differ significantly from one
block to the next. The terroir, climate and location of Lomond combine to create
superb single-vineyard wines. The vineyard is sustainably cultivated; Lomond is a
member of South Africa’s Integrated Production of Wine (IPW), Wine & Agricultural
Ethical Trade Association (WIETA) and the Walker Bay Fynbos Conservancy.

Vineyard
The Lomond estate is surrounded by indigenous flora known as Fynbos. This single
vineyard wine is named after a vulnerable listed species endemic to the Agulhas
Region, ‘Leucospermum Patersonii’ or the ‘Silver-Edged Pincushion’. This site was
purposely chosen for its specific terroir consisting primarily of sandy loam soils, which
offer good drainage, but poor fertility and produce concentrated, aromatic fruit. This is
one of the highest vineyards on the farm situated on the south east facing slopes of Ben
Lomond, which ensures that the vineyard is cooled by the prevailing summer winds off
of the sea. The breezes blow directly off the ocean in both a south easterly and south
westerly direction, providing consistent coolness throughout the summer months, with
temperatures seldom reaching above 30°C. This cool microclimate creates a slow
ripening period, allowing the grapes to build flavour complexity and to produce
naturally balanced wines.
Winemaking
The grapes were harvested by hand at 22.5˚ to 24.5˚ Balling, when they had reached
phenolic ripeness and were vinified reductively, which reduces the amount of oxygen
the fruit has exposure to and helps to preserve fresh, fruity and vibrant notes. The juice
was cool fermented at 13˚to 15˚C to preserve the natural Sauvignon Blanc flavours.
The wine was left on the lees for eight weeks to impart texture and complexity.
Tasting Note
Intense notes of passionfruit are layered with citrus nuances and the distinctive oystershell minerality that comes from the Cape Agulhas vineyards.
Grape
Sauvignon Blanc 100%

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