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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.

The annual Sauvignon Blanc SA 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.

Members’ networking and information exchange include a technical seminar, a blog covering technical aspects, a regular Sauvignon Blanc SA newsletter, Sauvignon Blanc SA Top 10 roadshows as well as early-warning marketing opportunities and events.

Anyone can become a member of Sauvignon Blanc SA to access the benefits of pooled expert knowledge.

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SOUTH AFRICA FLIES FLAG HIGH AT CONCOURS MONDIAL DU SAUVIGNON

SOUTH AFRICA FLIES FLAG HIGH AT CONCOURS MONDIAL DU SAUVIGNON

South African Sauvignon Blanc proved its excellence once again as one of the top five countries by number of medals at the largest and most significant international competition entirely dedicated to Sauvignon Blanc, the 2022 Concours Mondial Du Sauvignon. “With four...

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Glycerol – does it really contribute to mouthfeel?

Glycerol – does it really contribute to mouthfeel?

Dr. Carien CoetzeeBasic Wine30 March 2022   What is glycerol?   Glycerol is one of several polyols present in wine and the pure substance is a colourless, odourless, non-volatile sugar alcohol with a slightly sweet taste and a viscous nature. Pure glycerol...

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Juice solids and clarification 101

Juice solids and clarification 101

Dr. Carien CoetzeeBasic Wine28 February 2022   Juice clarification before fermentation is an important consideration in the production of Sauvignon blanc wines. Pressed juice appears cloudy due to the presence of various solid compounds extracted from the skins...

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Washing Grapes

Washing Grapes

Dr. Carien CoetzeeBasic Wine27 February 2022   Proper sanitation practices in wine cellars prevent the development of undesirable microorganisms. It is essential that all equipment used during the harvest is cleaned and sanitised effectively before, during and...

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Nutriferm X – Frequently Asked Questions

Nutriferm X – Frequently Asked Questions

Dr. Carien CoetzeeBasic Wine9 December  2021   Nutriferm X is certainly taking the wine industry by storm. We asked Lida Malandra from Enartis South Africa a couple of Frequently Asked Questions regarding the innovative yeast nutrient.   What is Nutriferm X?...

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The beauty of “blackcurrant” aroma

The beauty of “blackcurrant” aroma

Dr. Carien CoetzeeBasic Wine30 October 2021   4-Mercapto-4-methyl-pentan-2-one (4MMP) is one of three main sulphur-containing compounds often found in Sauvignon blanc wines. The aroma of 4MMP is traditionally described as ‘blackcurrant’ and ‘box-tree’, with ‘cat...

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