Dornier, Cocoa Hill Sauvignon Blanc 2021
Dornier is a family owned winery situated in the ‘Golden Triangle’ of the famous Upper Blaauwklippen Valley – in the fine company of De Trafford, Waterford and Keermont. The property produces premium quality wines, with minimal intervention in the winery, that are expressive of the terroir.
Dornier intends to make their Sauvignon Blanc ‘an easily accessible wine with tropical fruit flavours’, and we would say that they have more than achieved that. The wine is fermented in stainless steel and at cold temperatures in order to retain a purity of fruit.
Expect aromas of pineapple, green melon and citrus. The palate is lively with a multitude of fruits and bright acidity. Four months of lees ageing adds some structure and complexity to the wine.
Tasting Note by the Winemaker
White our Sauvignon Blanc we aim at making an easily accessible wine with tropical fruit flavours. To us the balance between the fruit and acidity is of utmost importance to ensure enjoyable drinking. In this wine one will smell aromas of pineapple, green melon and citrus. The palate is lively with bright acidity with flavours of pineapple, ripe limes, green apples and a lingering aftertaste.
2021 was a great year for Sauvignon Blanc on Dornier. The cool season led to grapes ripening at lower sugar levels while retaining its natural acidity and delicate flavours.
Fermentation and Ageing
This wine is made from the grapes of two different vineyards on our Keerweder property. Four different batches of grapes were individually fermented at low temperatures in stainless steel. Flavour and style specific yeast were selected as to obtain the desired fruit and aroma characteristics. Post fermentation, the wine was left on full lees for a further four months
2021 through 2023
Pairs brilliantly with seafood, creamy pasta and chicken dishes. It is also delicious with salads and risotto.