The nose is vibrant and inviting with its aromas of apple, lime and greengage and subtle whiffs of lemon verbena and elderflower. The palate shows more tropical fruit and interesting flavours reminiscent of a Thai green papaya salad, with hints of fresh pineapple and gooseberry. The mid-palate is round and smooth with a refreshingly tangy, yet integrated, acidity. The finish is clean, dry and crisp with notes of nettles, lemongrass and sherbet lingering on the palate.
The 2020 Sauvignon Blanc is made from grapes harvested from vineyards in Robertson, Stellenbosch and as far afield as the West Coast. These vineyards are picked at different ripeness levels to achieve a wine that is supple and round, yet focused, with balanced acidity. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks under controlled temperature conditions prior to blending. The 2020 vintage was plentiful and provided healthy fruit with a classic Sauvignon Blanc profile No acidification during any stage of vinification.