Foothills Vineyards The Partners White 2014
Technical Analysis
Winemaker - Bernard le Roux
Main Variety - Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol - 13.5 %vol
pH - 3.24
RS - 1.8 g/l
Total Acid - 5.8 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type - White
Taste - Fruity


Tasting Notes
At core this is a white Bordeaux blend, with its Sauvignon freshness and rounded Semillon palate weight but the Viognier adds just enough exotic floral perfume and tropical flavours to make it interesting, take it to another level. The lees contact provides a light savoury element without intruding on the essential character of the wine.

Ageing Potential
A limited release

Blend Information
50% Sauvignon Blanc, 25% Semillon, 25% Viognier

Food Suggestions
Created to partner a wide variety of food.

In The Vineyard
Located in the foothills of the towering Helderberg mountains, a mere 6km from False Bay and within sight of the Atlantic Ocean, these relatively high altitude vineyards enjoy the full benefit of cooling sea breezes and rolling ocean mists. The southern sloping, well-drained sand, gravel and granitic clay soils contribute to an ideal terroir promoting a natural balance between the vigour of the young vines and their yields.

About The Harvest

Age of Vines: Planted in 2008 and 2009
Clones: Sauvingon Blanc 316; Viognier VR1A; Semillon GD1D
Yield: 6tons/ha

Grapes are handpicked at 22.5° to 23° Balling in the morning when the weather is cooler, and placed in small lug boxes which reduces compaction and damage to the fruit. The grapes are then hand sorted on sorting tables.


In The Cellar
Our experienced winemaker, Bernard Le Roux has been a part of the Foothills team since early 2014 and is passionate about producing site specific wines which reflect our unique terroir. The wine had about 6 months lees contact before bottling in October 2014 and is unoaked.


Other Vintages
Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Foothills Vineyards The Partners White 2016 Bernard le Roux Sauvignon Blanc
Foothills Vineyards The Partners White 2015 Bernard le Roux Sauvignon Blanc
Foothills Vineyards The Partners White 2014 Bernard le Roux Sauvignon Blanc
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