21 Gables Sauvignon Blanc 2019
Immediately turn any dinner or lunch into a memorable occasion with this exquisitely classy and perfectly balanced Sauvignon Blanc.
Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2020 - Platinum Veritas Wine Awards 2019 - Double Gold John Platter Wine Guide 2021 - 4.5 stars Tim Atkin Annual South African Report 2020 - 92 points Decanter World Wine Awards 2020 - 92 points
Enjoy as the sun sets with oysters and crayfish or later, round the dinner table, with pork belly or line-fish.
TERROIR / SOIL
Rich Oakleaf and Swartland
VINEYARD AND CLIMATE CONDITIONS
Two vineyards planted on the slopes of the Tygerberg Hills facing the cold Atlantic Ocean yielded the grapes for this amazing wine. The vineyards are dryland farmed and the climate is maritime with cold breezes from the Atlantic that cool down the vineyards in the ripening season.
Only the best bunches were hand-harvested early in the morning in 10kg lug boxes and pre-cooled before hand-sorting, de-stemming and crushing. Skin contact was limited to six hours and 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° and 14°C. The wine matured for six months on the lees before bottling.
Fresh grassiness with bell pepper, passion fruit, green fig leaves and gooseberry. The palate is concentrated and richly textured with a fresh, green finish.