Brilliantly clear with tinges of green. The nose shows tropical fruit, potpurri, citrus and a saltiness from the sea. A full bodied wine driven by minerality and citrus nuances.
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|Blend||100% Sauvignon Blanc|
The grapes were harvested by hand at 23̊ to 24̊ Balling and handled reductively. The juice was cold-fermented at 13̊ to 15̊C to preserve the natural grape flavours. The wine was left on the lees for eight weeks before being racked.
The vineyards are planted in north-west facing blocks on the lower reaches of the farm as well as within view of the sea, in sandy, gravelly and highly weathered soils with a clay substructure. The vines are trellised on a 5-wire hedge system and pest and disease control is managed according to the IPW rules and standards.
Lomond, in the Gansbaai area, is situated in the valley of the Uilenkraal River and located at a most southerly latitude - 34̊ 34 ́ south. It is one of a handful of wine farms within the Cape Agulhas appellation of origin. Altitudes vary, with some blocks around 50m above sea level, while others are located around 100m above sea level, with an unhindered exposure to the sea. However, even the lowest-lying vineyards still benefit from the cool maritime winds. Lomond’s geological formations are unique. The soils are mostly of sandstone and shale origins with the intrusion of granite in sections creating lean, gravelly soils. This marked diversity of soil types combined with the valley location allow for the production of superb ‘single vineyard’ wines from individual vineyard blocks. Lomond is a member of the Walker Bay Fynbos Conservancy and is a member of the Biodiversity and Wine Initiative (BWI), which rewards producers for sustainable wine-growing practices.