2020 Griva Sauvignon Blanc
All our Sauvignon Blanc grapes come from a block specially planted for Bernardus in the Griva Vineyard with the celebrated “Musqué” clone.
All our 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 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 2020 Griva bottling shows aromas of lime zest accented by grassy notes. The palate is soft and long, exhibiting crisp fruit flavors with notes of lime and grapefruit. Our 2020 version exhibits a beautiful balance of rich texture and a gently crisp, refreshing acidity.
Griva Sauvignon Blanc: September 18th through October 12th, 2020.
Griva Semillon: October 2nd, 2020.
Bottling date: April 6th through 26th, 2021.
10,550 cases (750 mls.)
200 6/pack cases (1.5 liter magnums)
150 3-liter bottles
60 6-liters bottles