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Omstaan Sauvignon Blanc
A characterful Sauvignon Blanc fermented and aged in American oak barrels. It features flavours of gooseberry and granadilla, and a velvety palate derived from the complex oak profile.
After an experimental planting of Sauvignon Blanc the plunge happened in 2016 when 20 hectares of Sauvignon Blanc was planted on an island (Skanskop Island) in the Orange River. The Visser family of ‘Omstaan Boerdery’ cultivates these grapes.
With the island providing the ideal micro climate, different clones and row directions provide diversity of wine styles.
One particular parcel of grapes stood out from the rest and from this parcel the Omstaan Sauvignon Blanc is produced. The grapes are machine harvested and immediately brought to the cellar and 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.
Upon reaching the halfway mark of the fermentation process, this complex wine follows the same six month maturation process as the Colombard.