All our Sauvignon Blanc grapes come from a block specially planted for Bernardus in the Griva Vineyard with the celebrated “Musqué” clone.
All our Sauvignon Blanc grapes are hand-picked during many successive pickings at various ripeness levels in order to have a broad palette of flavors and acidity levels from which to create our final blend.
Fermentation: We ferment our Signature Griva Sauvignon Blanc at cool temperature in stainless steel tanks. It is then aged for several months in large, neutral 30-year-old French oak tanks to encourage integration of flavors. We use 3 specially selected yeasts, each one adding a unique flavor profile which enhances the complexity of the final blend.
Tasting notes: Our 2021 Griva bottling has aromas of lime zest accented by grassy notes. The palate exhibits crisp tropical fruit flavors with notes of lime peel, blue agave and grapefruit, supported by a refreshing acidity.
This year, for the first time, our Griva Sauvignon Blanc is 100% Sauvignon Blanc with no added Semillon. It was so beautiful, our winemaker decided to bottle it pure.
Griva Sauvignon Blanc: September 23rd through November 1st, 2021.
Bottling date: April 5th through, April 13th, 2021.
9,681 cases (750 mls.)
200 6/pack cases (1.5-liter magnums)
150 3-liter bottles
60 6-liters bottles