The Wine: J.C. Le Roux Sauvignon Blanc 2016 is a dry yet fruity sparkling wine showing ample tropical fruit, litchi, pineapple and granadilla flavours. It is refreshing and lively with well-balanced acidity on the palate ending in a light, clean finish.
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc 100%
Producer: J C Le Roux
Winemaker: Elunda Basson
Wine Region: Stellenbosch
At a Glance: ABV: 12.9% RS : 13.8g/l PH : 3.2 TA : 6.55 g/l
TYPE : Sparkling Wine STYLE :Semi Sweet CLOSURE : Cork
In the Vineyard: The grapes are sourced from vines planted in the Western Cape region planted at altitudes between 50 and 300 metres above sea level. The vineyards vary in age, altitude, aspect and slope orientation to provide the diverse building blocks needed for the unique flavours, aromas and complexity of the carefully blended base wines.
In the cellar: In the cellar the juice had no skin contact and was fermented at 13° – 15° C for 12 days. After fermentation, the sparkle is created by injecting the wine with CO2.