Conveying the place more than the grape is no mean task with Sauvignon Blanc . The Hemelen-Aarde and Elgin valleys have for a time been admired for their buoyant, fresh and aromatic white wines. We take a more artful approach with this blend, aspiring to create a wine with more beauty than exuberance. Soil-type combinations from these various vineyards within the valley produce a spectrum of flavour. Since we planted our first Sauvignon Blanc vineyards back in 1997 we familiarized with the clear, mineral and bright flavours in the wine grown from the white quartz and sandstone soils higher up the vineyard slopes. These fine flavours were well complimented with Sauvignon originating from clay-based soils further down. Clay in contrast produces wines that may initially seem quite indistinct on the nose, slowly producing aromatics of tropical fruits, and it is the luxurious texture in the mouth that is its greatest asset. A component of oaked Semillon in the blend broadens this texture, combining a creamy sensation with the dryness and length of natural acidity.
Fine, crystalline character with traces of flint . Old world complexity with delicate quince fruit and white asparagus, with wafts of perfumed autumn fynbos and withering flower petals. A dense sheet of texture with weight and persistence, gripping the palate in to a lengthy finish .
Alcohol by volume 13.67 % Total Acidity 6.4 g/l pH 3.32 Residual sugar 1.8 g/