The Songbird Sauvignon Blanc

The Songbird Sauvignon Blanc

VINIFICATION: The grapes are picked by hand and placed into small lug boxes. At the cellar, berries are again sorted by hand before going into the press. After pressing, the juice spends about 24 hours on the skins. Most is then transferred into 1000-litre stainless steel tanks for fermentation, while a small amount (about five per cent) goes into barrel. After three months on the lees, a selection is made from the various tanks and blended with the barrel-fermented component.

DESCRIPTION: A complex Sauvignon blanc, combining aromas and flavours of green pepper, asparagus and gooseberries with tropical fruit and hints of grapefruit on the finish. The palate is full, yet elegant.

FOOD: A serious food wine calling for white meats, from fish and shellfish to chicken and pork. Ideal with vegetarian dishes as well.

The Songbird Sauvignon
Blanc Reserve 2013
Gold a the 2013 Michelangelo International Wine Award (MIWA)
  Double Gold at the 2013 Vitis Vinifera Awards
  5 Star Award at the 2013 Classic Wine Awards
  Top Scorer Award at the 2013 Classic Wine Awards
  Sauvignon Blanc Top Six Award at the 2013 Classic Wine Awards
  Silver at the 2014 Decanter World Wine Awards
   
The Songbird Sauvignon Bronze at the 2013 Old Mutual Trophy Award Show
Blanc Reserve 2012 Bronze at the 2013 Veritas Wine Awards
  4 Stars in John Platter Wine Guide 2013
The Songbird Sauvignon 2011 Winemaker’s Choice Diamond Award
Blanc Reserve 2011 4 Stars in John Platter Wine Guide 2012
   
The Songbird Sauvignon 2011 Winemaker’s Choice Diamond Award
Blanc Reserve 2010  
The Songbird Sauvignon 5 Stars in Wine Magazine (2010)
Blanc Reserve 2009 Silver at the 2010 Santam Classic Wine Trophy Show
  Bronze at the 2010 Old Mutual Trophy Award Show
  2010 Winemakers Choice Diamond Award
   
The Songbird Sauvignon Double Gold at the 2008 Veritas Wine Awards
Blanc Reserve 2008 Silver medal at the 2009 Michelangelo International Wine Awards (MIWA)
  Bronze at the 2009 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show
  Bronze at the 2009 International Decanter Awards