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TASTING NOTES:

Enticing citrus and tropical fruit aromas lead to fresh, zesty flavors of pineapple, lemon-lime, mango and green fig, backed by a racy acidity. Herbal undertones shine through on the mineral-tinged finish.

VINEYARDS:

Grapes were sourced from select vineyard sites in Robertson (65%), Paarl (20%) and Elgin (15%), characterized mainly by calcareous red Karoo clay and decomposed granite soils. Vines range in age from 6-16 years. Approximately 20% of the vines were dry farmed, low-yielding bush vines. Grapes from the cooler coastal regions bring a zesty citrus and herbal character, while warm climate fruit imparts a tropical fruit profile and a fuller texture.

VINTAGE:

2012 was a great vintage for Sauvignon Blanc. Cool, dry weather throughout the growing season led to a slightly later harvest than usual. Berry size was smaller than normal, resulting in wines with a lovely fruit intensity. The wines achieved full phenolic ripeness while retaining loads of fresh, racy acidity.

VINIFICATION AND MATURATION:

The grapes were harvested in the cool early morning hours, then crushed and gently pressed. After the juice was chilled and settled, it was cold fermented in stainless steel tanks. Approximately 20% of the wine was aged on its lees for three months before blending and bottling.

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winemaker’s notes:Upfront herbaceous aromas, backed by ripe fruit flavors of melon, passionfruit and crisp acidity.Good to drink with anyone at anytime. Ideally suited to fresh oysters, asparagus dishes or summer salads.

critical acclaim:

“Decant this wine to get past its initial reduction and you’ll find a generous, citrus-scented sauvignon, its aromas ranging from Kaffir lime to fresh tangerine. The reduction shifts toward flintness, adding an edge for roast scallops or any roast fish. Best Buy.

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Product of New Zealand

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This full bodied dry Sauvignon Blanc has decadent ripe tropical fruit aromas. The palette is balanced, encompassing ripe passion fruit and citrus aromas with a hint of dried Mediterranean herbs, full bodied and textural with a crisp finish.

Product of New Zealand

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