Kanu Sauvignon Blanc 2004

Sauvignon Blanc from South Africa

Price: $12.29 $10.79
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Item No. 79790
  • WS88
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2000
  • WS88
  • ST86

Winemaker's Notes

100% Sauvignon Blanc fruit picked at optimum fruit intensity from vineyards in the prime Stellenbosch area. The grapes were hand picked in the early morning to ensure coolness, and then lightly crushed. Only the free-run juice was used, and reductive winemaking techniques protected the fresh fruit flavours. The must was then cool fermented with a cultured yeast strain. After fermentation the wine was stabilised and given a soft filtration, to ensure retention of the characteristic Sauvignon Blanc fruit, prior to bottling.

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The vineyards and cellar of Kanu wines are located on the Goedgeloof (HOOT-ha-loof) farm, nestled in the Polkadraai Hills of Stellenbosch. The property once formed a part of the original Spier Wine Estate, granted to a German soldier by Cape governor Simon van der Stel in 1692. According to a veteran farm hand on Goedgeloof, Kanu was a mythical bird of promise. The creature"s...

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Learn About South Africa

South Africa A long history of growing grapes and making wine, but less of a history on exporting it, and even lesser on the quality aspect. At the turn of the century (1900, that is), a surplus of wine in South Africa created a hierarchy of cooperatives, the biggest and best known being KWV. This organization seemed to favor quantity over quality and had most...

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Learn About Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc (so-veen-YAWN blahnk) One of the most distinctive grapes, Sauvignon Blanc is a highly aromatic variety that does well in both the old and new world. From the Loire Valley of France to Marlborough in New Zealand, Sauvignon Blanc has found many regions that bring out its unique and delicious flavors. Notable Facts Sauvignon Blanc's home...

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