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Sauvignon blanc - SA's top selling wine variety

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Sauvignon blanc - SA's top selling wine variety

Sauvignon Blanc - Made to be enjoyed with friends

Become a member today of Sauvignon Blanc SA

Discover the secrets of Sauvignon Blanc

Welcome to Sauvignon Blanc South Africa!

Sauvignon Blanc South Africa fosters excellence in making and marketing South African Sauvignon Blanc locally and internationally. Members’ networking and information exchange include technical seminars and workshops, selection and training of specialist tasting panels for wine competitions, a blog covering technical aspects, as well as Sauvignon Blanc tastings for media and wine lovers. The annual Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 competition was started in 2007 to promote innovation and excellence of the Sauvignon Blanc cultivar and reward those making wines of true distinction.

THE LATEST FROM SAUVIGNON BLANC SA

PVPP under the spotlight

PVPP under the spotlight

Dr. Carien Coetzee Basic Wine 18 December 2020   What are the effects of different fining agents on the chemical and sensory composition of Sauvignon blanc?   This is a question that often arises. In a previous blog post, the effect of bentonite fining on...

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LADYBUG TAINT: PART 2

LADYBUG TAINT: PART 2

Dr. Carien Coetzee Basic Wine 24 November 2020   Ladybug infestations in 2001 led to major product loss in grape-growing areas such as Ontario. Linda Franklin, executive director of the Wine Council of Ontario, a trade association of wineries, said that about 20%...

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LADYBUG TAINT: PART 1

LADYBUG TAINT: PART 1

Dr. Carien Coetzee Basic Wine 23 November 2020   Ladybugs, also known as ladybirds or lady beetles, are generally considered beneficial insects. They are a significant source of biological control for aphids, tiny plant-sucking insects that damage several major...

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Technical Vlog #4: Dr Carien Coetzee

Technical Vlog #4: Dr Carien Coetzee

The Sauvignon Blanc SA Top10 in a nutshell Dr. Carien Coetzee is an Oenologists who completed her PhD in Oenology at the University of Stellenbosch in 2014. Her dissertation focussed on the effect of oxidation and ageing on Sauvignon Blanc chemical and sensory...

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Technical Vlog #3: Matija Lesković

Technical Vlog #3: Matija Lesković

Is copper the solution to fixing reductive wines? Post-bottling results from a recent study shed some light on the exact effects Matija Lesković is an oenologist and third-year oenology PhD student at Stellenbosch University, mentored by Professor Wessel du Toit. His...

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