This blend of 94% Sauvignon Blanc and 6% Sémillon turns heads wherever it appears. Lusciously textured tropical, fynbos and asparagus flavours are overlaid upon a canvas of mouthwatering minerality. Coveted by connoisseurs and critics alike, accolades for the 2019 vintage of this Sauvignon Blanc-dominated white blend include a double-gold medal at the Veritas wine awards 2020, four-star rating from Platter’s Wine Guide 2020 and 92 points from British Master of Wine Tim Atkin.
Tropical notes of gooseberry, lime and white peach. Subtle hints of fynbos and a touch of white asparagus deliver depth. The palate is young and leads to a long and structured mineral finish.
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Tim Atkin 2023 Report - 91 points
Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2023 - 84 points
Platter's Wine Guide 2023 - 4.5 stars (90)
Decanter World Wine Awards 2023 - Silver - 91 Points
Mundus Vini Spring Tasting 2023 - Gold
Veritas 2023 - Gold
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WINE OF ORIGIN
TERROIR / SOIL
Oakleaf, Clovelly and Glenrosa soils approximately 16 km from the cool Atlantic Ocean.
Grapes were hand-harvested early in the morning in 10kg lug boxes and pre-cooled before hand-sorting, destemming and crushing. Skin contact was limited to six hours and the free-run juice drained off to settle overnight before inoculation with a carefully selected yeast strain. The fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks under controlled temperatures between 12° and 14°C. A small portion of the Sémillon was fermented in French oak barrels to add complexity to the wine. The wine matured for four months on the lees before bottling.