(Price per bottle: ZAR 156.00)Sauvignon Blanc
A modern, vibrant wine with classic gooseberry and pepper aromas enhanced by exotic passion fruit flavours. Delicious as an aperitif, it will pep up seafood platters and tapas-style starters.
Vines: Planted in 2005
Yield: 7 t/ha
Irrigation: Dry land
Trellising: 5 wire Perold system
Climate: Vineyards in Devon Valley benefit from close proximity to both the Indian and Atlantic oceans with cool sea breezes that influence the mild Mediterranean climate.
Soils: Evolved from decomposed Cape Granite and range from deep well drained clay loam to gravelly and sandy duplex soils positioned on clay.
This wine took us on an adventurous sourcing and discovery of beautiful pockets in the Stellenbosch region. We fell in love with one specific vineyard with the most spectacular view. Regular monitoring of this vineyard and tasting the fruit development was amazing. Only the best section of the block was picked, where the viticulturists and I found the fruit profile best expressed. Ultimately in one block we wanted to capture various fruit components.
Fermentation in Stainless steel tanks at 13°C. After alcoholic fermentation, the wine is racked with thin lees. Occasional lees stirring to enhance fruit flavors. The result is to create a wine that delivers the best expression of a Sauvignon blanc, the Stellenbosch region has to offer.