Born of the sea, Guided by the stars, Blessed by the earth

Erica Shannonea 2008

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Josef Dreyer
Main Variety - Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol - 13.5 %vol
pH - 3.7
RS - 2.2 g/l
Total Acid - 5.3 g/l


Type - White


John Platter 2009: 3½ Stars

Tasting Notes

Appearance: Pale straw colour
Style of Wine: Dry
Bouquet & Palate: All the classic aromas and flavours of gooseberries and green peppers gives the wine its youthful vibrance and fresh appeal, slight oakiness compliments the Chardonnay component. Great harmony between nose and palate, with lemony-fruit a subtle flintiness on the palate, complimented by oak.

Blend Information

66% Sauvignon Blanc, 16% Chenin Blanc, 16% Chardonnay

Food Suggestions

Served well chilled, this wine is well suited to any seafood and cold meats. Also delightful on its own!

About The Harvest

All grapes were hand picked and sorted before skin contact in the press.

In The Cellar

Pure yeast cultures were inoculated in the juice after pressing in order to optimize the fermentation process at around 16 degrees Celsius. No further lees contact was allowed after fermentation and the wine was allowed to naturally clarify under gravity prior to filtering and bottling.

Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Erica Shannonea 2013 Josef Dreyer Sauvignon Blanc
Erica Shannonea 2012 Josef Dreyer Sauvignon Blanc
Erica Shannonea 2011 Josef Dreyer Sauvignon Blanc
Erica Shannonea 2009 Josef Dreyer Sauvignon Blanc
Erica Shannonea 2008 Josef Dreyer Sauvignon Blanc
ARA - Industry Association for Responsible Alcohol use Not for sale to persons under the age of 18. Enjoy Responsibly.