La Vierge Collection Original Sin Sauvignon Blanc

The profile of this wine is based on the vines planted on a variation of Shale and Clay based soils and the wine therefore expresses the broad richness of the clay on the palate and aromatic tropical fruit and mineral character on the nose. Using a blend of yeasts and the intrigue achieved with the portion of Semillon, it shows white floral notes and pear drop, with a hint of lemon grass character and a full mineral follow through on the palate.

The Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon are fermented separately in stainless steel tanks maintained at temperatures between 12-16° C until the wine is dry. After fermentation, the wines are racked off the gross lees and blended. Thereafter the wines are left on the fine lees for six months before filtration and bottling occurs.

La Vierge Original Sin Sauvignon Blanc, South Africa

All grapes were harvested by hand in cool early morning temperatures. The grapes were picked at varying stages of ripeness throughout early to mid-March in order to achieve a more complex wine profile.

Varietal & Origin: Hemel-en-Aarde Sauvignon Blanc 93%, Hemel-en-Aarde Semillon 7%

Soil Type: Planted to Argillaceous Shale of the Bokkeveld Series

Aspect: South and Southeast

Trellising System: Vertical Shoot Positioning (Perold)

Age of Vines: 12- 15 years

Alcohol: 13.55%

Total Acidity: 6.0 g/L

pH: 3.45

Volatile Acid: 0.47 g/L

Res. Sugar: 2.2 g/L

Taste the Original Sin Sauvignon Blanc from La Vierge in South Africa

This offering produced from vineyards that are situated on Babylon Farm in the Ward of Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge, Walker Bay. The wine, a clear and true reflection of the potential of the unique soils and maritime site situated in the hills above Hermanus, is released a year after vintage as a prime example of slow-developing cool-climate Sauvignon Blanc. Call (929) 442-8184 or submit a contact form to learn more about the Original Sin Sauvignon Blanc from La Vierge Wines.

ORIGINAL SIN – Tasting Notes (Download)