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

Erica Shannonea 2012

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Josef Dreyer
Main Variety - Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol - 13.5 %vol
pH - 3.79
RS - 2.6 g/l
Total Acid - 4.9 g/l
Appellation - Western Cape


Type - White
Style - Dry
Body - Full
Taste - Fruity

Tasting Notes

Appearance: Pale straw colour
Wine Style: Dry
Bouquet & Palate: A delightful surprising nose of ripe melon and tropical fruit caring trough to a full palate with subtle flavours of spice and apple. Medium after taste.

Blend Information

91% Sauvignon Blanc, 9% 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.

In The Cellar

The grapes were sorted before being crushed directly into the press where skin contact was allowed for 8 hours. Pure yeast cultures were inoculated to optimize the fermentation process at around 16 degrees Celsius. Extended lees contact was allowed after fermentation and the wine was allowed to naturally clarify under gravity prior to filtering and bottling. The 9% Viognier spend 3 months in new French oak.

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.