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Lyra Altair – Export Overruns

R60.00

Tasting Notes

A stunning Sauvignon Blanc that oozes aromas of passion fruit, guava and gooseberry. Cool fermentation contributes to a full and juicy mouth feel combined with typical Sauvignon Blanc freshness. The perfect white wine for any occasion.

In 2016, an experimental 20 hectares of Sauvignon Blanc was planted on an island in the Orange River. With the island (Skanskop island) providing the ideal micro climate, different clones and row directions provide ample diversity of wine styles.

One particular parcel of grapes stood out from the rest and it is from these grapes that Lyra Altair was born. The grapes are machine harvested and immediately brought to the cellar where only the free run juice is moved to tanks for settling. Some lees are transferred with the clear juice to the fermentation tank and a cold fermentation process is followed. After fermentation the wine is left on its fine lees for 5 months before bottling takes place.

A stunning Sauvignon Blanc that oozes aromas of passion fruit, guava and gooseberry. Cool fermentation contributes to a full and juicy mouth feel combined with typical Sauvignon Blanc freshness. The perfect white wine for any occasion.