Sauvignon Blanc 2020
Lime · Kiwi · Passion fruit
Elgin, Western Cape
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Why is this wine special?
Planted in 2002 on a cool South-Southeast slope, the vines sit at around 300m above sea level. The sandstone soils are farmed with a respect for nature and focus on soil health without using herbicides or inorganic fertilisers.
Sunlight exposure in the bunch zone is critical for Sauvignon. To avoid excessively green-notes and reduce disease pressure in Elgin’s cool, wet growing season, leaves are broken to increase sunlight penetration into the canopy and improve airflow.
A vibrant cool-climate Sauvignon Blanc. The palate is fresh and racy, with extended lees contact lending depth and texture. Cape Gooseberry, tropical kiwi and Passionfruit are followed by zesty Lime and a touch of Nettle and there’s a definite minerality here that leads into a chalky finish.