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La Motte Sauvignon Blanc
La Motte Wine Estate
South Africa - Western Cape - Coastal Region - Stellenbosch

This wine was made from grapes originating from vineyards in several areas of the Cape Winelands — Franschhoek (25%), Stellenbosch (50%) and the Cape South Coast (25%).

Light straw in color with hint of green. Lots of fresh winter melon and gooseberry with distinctive lime aromas very typical to La Motte Sauvignon Blanc. Silky and soft on the pallet with a fruity green apple aftertaste. Lower acidity than the average year but well in balance with a lower residual sugar.

Specifications
Appellation
Coastal Region - Stellenbosch
Wine Type
White
Varietal(s)
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Vinification
Grapes were harvested at between 17 and 23 degrees Balling, to capture natural acids and produce fuller, riper flavors.
The process was reductive, with cold fermentation (14 °C). After fermentation, the wine was left on the lees and blended with 8% Semillon to enhance complexity.
Pairings

With its natural acidity and acute texture, the La Motte Sauvignon Blanc pairs beautifully with seafood, light pastas and spicy Chinese and Thai dishes. This white wine also goes extremely well with acute seasonings, and salty eats such as pre-dinner canapés. A natural partner to goat’s cheese. On its own, a refreshing aperitif white wine.

Producer Information: La Motte Wine Estate

In 1695, a piece of land in the Franschhoek Valley was granted to German immigrant Hans Hendrik Hattingh. In 1709, the land was purchased by La Motte’s first French Huguenot ...
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