The grapes were sourced from a single property outside Stellenbosch. This wine is alive with passion fruit, bell-pepper and green fig minerality. It is dressed in a pale straw colour with a light green edge. Subtle hints of grass ads to the wine’s complexity and helps retain the healthy balance between tropical and herbaceous flavours.
This Sauvignon Blanc is crisp and elegant but has an attractive roundness that follows through to a tangy citrus toned finish.
Weather conditions during the 2020 growing season were favourable for higher crop levels, but windy conditions during sensitive berry growth stages resulted in smaller berries and a lighter crop. Mild temperatures during the ripening period resulted in good flavour retention and exceptional acidity in white cultivars.
The grapes were destemmed and lightly crushed before receiving approximately 6 hours of skin contact. This is done to extract flavours from the skins. After gentle pressing, the juice was settled by cooing the wine down to below 5°C for 2 days.
Fermentation commenced in stainless steel tanks at temperatures ranging between 12-16°C. The wine was then left on its fine lees for another 7 months before final filtration and bottling.
This wine will pair well with Spring Green Salad with Goat’s Cheese and a Citrus Dressing; Marinated Grilled Prawns with a Melon and Lime Salsa or a Lobster and Asparagus Risotto.