Ideology Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Complex and lively, this is the perfect gift for lovers of Sauv Blanc. Crafted with grapes from a single vineyard on the slopes of Stellenbosch’s legendary Helderberg, the wine has a richly textured palate with grassy, fig and bell pepper flavours that marry well with white meats and languorous afternoons on a sunlit stoep.
John Platter Guide 2017 - 4 star
John Platter Guide 2018 - 4.5 stars
White meats like lobster, pork belly or chicken, served with spring-summer vegetables of artichoke hearts and asparagus.
Cape Agulhas appellation in the Cape South Coast.
TERROIR / SOIL
The farms geological formations are unique. The vineyards are planted in sandy, gravelly and highly weathered soils with a clay substructure. Thevineyard has a view over the famous Walker Bay.
VINEYARD AND CLIMATE CONDITIONS
Trellised vines planted North-West and only 10km from the ocean. The cooling effect of the sea breezes in summer on the vineyards takes the edge off the heat, giving the berries a longer ripening period.
Only the most perfect bunches were hand-harvested early in the morning. At the cellar the grapes were carefully destemmed and gently crushed. Skin contact was allowed till the juice hadthe perfect salmon pink color. Only the free run juice drained off to settle overnight before inoculation with a selected yeast strain. The fermentation took place under controlled temperatures between 12° – 14 °C.
Fresh grassiness with bell pepper, passion fruit, green fig leaves and gooseberry. A concentrated and richly textured, palate with fresh green finish.