Variety: 100% Sauvignon blanc
No. of bottles: 21,195
Analysis: Alcohol 13.0 vol % | Sugar 2.0g/l | TA 6.7 g/l | pH 3.48 | TSO2 122 mg/l | FSO2 46 mg/l
Production: This is the 6th vintage of Sauvignon Blanc made on the estate. The grapes come from two cooler-climate coastal vineyard sites especially chosen for their ability to produce world-class Sauvignon Blanc. We hand-harvested the grapes into small lug boxes and transported them in a refrigerated truck to the farm in Constantia, where they were cooled further in a specialised cooling room to 5ºC. The following morning the bunches were de-stemmed and gently pressed, recovering about 70%. The juice settled overnight in a stainless steel tank, after which only the premium clear juice was racked off and inoculated with a cultured yeast strain. The fermentation temperatures were kept low around 14ºC. After fermentation, the wine remained on the lees to give it further complexity for six months.
Estate: Eagles’ Nest, located on the crest of Constantia Nek pass, is nestled at the foot of the awe inspiring Table Mountain. This pristine and boutique family owned vineyard (38 Ha in size) has in recent years gained a striking reputation for both its beauty and award winning wines. Uniquely characteristic of its wines is its signature of finesse, derived from the cooler climate conditions its vines are exposed to as a result of its elevation and close proximity to the oceanic body that is False Bay, thus delivering very distinctive wines not found elsewhere in South Africa. Quality and consistency is paramount at Eagles’ Nest. Our unique terroir, combined with meticulous attention to detail in the vineyards and cellar, yields wines that are the epitome of elegance and balance.