BLEND: 69% Sauvignon Blanc, 31% Semillon
ANALYSIS: Alc. 13.8% Vol | RS 1.7 g/l | pH 3.24 | TA 6.3 g/l
ORIGIN: Western Cape
TASTING NOTE by Greg Sherwood MW
Savage White is a blend with 69% Sauvignon Blanc and 31% Semillon from trellised and bush vine vineyards around the Western Cape. Whole bunch pressing and oxidative handling of the must is followed by a natural fermentation, with the Semillon portion going through malolactic fermentation.
2021 was another cracking white wine vintage and this release sees the Savage White reach new levels of textural lavishness and palate breadth. The aromatics are rich and expressive with multiple layers of grapefruit preserve, peach tea, green apple pastille and delicate hints of chamomile, honey and pineapple. In the mouth the wine rolls across the palate with an impressively dense glycerol weight of fruit together with the most delicious tangy mouth-watering acids. The wine spent 10 months in oak, 20% new, which adds a very attractive but subtle lick of crystallised tangerines, vanilla pod spice and a waxy liquid minerality on the finish. Drink from release and over 8 to 10+ years.