Regional diversity is South Africa’s strength when it comes to Sauvignon Blanc. It is capable of producing a style that showcases both New Zealand’s pungency and the more subdued, classic minerality of Sancerre.
Our winemaker has travelled the wine regions of the Western Cape to source small parcels of Sauvignon Blanc that express the true terroir of each region. From regions as far afield as Lutzville, St Helena Bay and Stanford, each plot is selected to represent the variety of styles that South Africa prides itself on. The Pledge is a carefully crafted blend of these different wines from different regions.
Wine grape producers and cellars in South Africa are positive about the quality of wines from the 2018 harvest, despite challenging conditions resulting in one of the smallest crops in more than a decade.The 2018 harvest season was challenging due to a prolonged drought which some believe to be the worst in 100 years and was accompanied by water restrictions and frost damage in some areas.
Each parcel is hand-sorted and pressed separately before being transferred to separate tanks for fermentation. After vinification, the 10 parcels are blended to showcase the best aspects of Sauvignon Blanc with no one area dominating or overpowering the other.
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Lutzville, St Helena Bay, Ceres, Darling, Durbanville, Stellenbosch, Elgin, Botriver, Stanford and Sundays Glen.
An expressive wine with hints of green and layers of summer fruit. Vibrant and complex. Good structure and well balanced with a long, lingering finish.
Ready to drink but will develop favourably in bottle for 2 to 3 years.
Volatile acidity: 0.50 g/l
Total acidity: 6.70 g/l
Total sugars (gluc+fruct): 3 g/l
Allergy advice: Contains sulphites