Lyra Quasar Sauvignon Blanc

A fresh and elegant Sauvignon blanc with passionfruit, gooseberry, peaches and vanilla coming through. A tropical fruit palate laced with peaches and cream with a long fruity finish. 

VARIETY: Sauvignon Blanc

WINERY: Orange River Cellars

WINEMAKER: Marko Pentz/George Kruger

WINE OF ORIGIN: Northern Cape

The velvety feel of the wine makes it a perfect match with salmon and creamy risottos.

alc: 12,54 % vol rs: 3,3 g/l pH: 3,31
type: White style: Dry ta: 6,3 g/l
body: Full taste: Fruity pack: Bottle
size: 750ml closure: Cork wooded
ageing: 2 to 5 years
Facing: North and North-East facing hill
Soil Types: Combination of Granite, gravel and clay
Age: 11 Years
Yield per hectare: 15 t/ha
Trellised: Gable
Irrigation: Dripper
Harvest date: 10 January 2020

Grapes are hand picked during the early morning hours at 20 - 22.5 balling.

Winemaking processes was used to promote the tropical fruit flavours that are naturally present in the grapes. Only free run juice was used. A portion of the wine was fermented in new American oak barrels allowing for a rich, full and creamy mouth feel. Stainless steel tanks was used for the other portion to retain the fresh and tropical flavours of Sauvignon blanc. Fermentation temperatures ranged between 14 - 16°C and lasted for approximately 12 days. After fermentation the wine was maturated for 6 months on fine lees with weekly battônage to promote complexity and flavour concentration.

  • Gilbert Gaillard - 93 Double Gold Medal 2022

  • Micheal Angelo – Gold, Gilbert & Gilliard – Double Gold