Stellenbosch Vineyards, Sauvignon Blanc 2021

(1 review)

Stellenbosch Vineyards are a leading producer and exporter, based in Stellenbosch; they have received a huge amount of international and domestic acclaim for their range of wines.

They operate as a negociant, sourcing their grapes from only the best locations across the Western Cape.

The nose shows gooseberries, asparagus and lemongrass, which carry over to the palate with passion fruit and guava. Wonderful structure and acidity shown.

87pts | Platter's

£13.30

In stock

Stellenbosch

Sauvignon Blanc

Bone-drySweet

Description

Background:
Stellenbosch Vineyards is one of the largest wine producers and exporters in South Africa. With the privilege of producing wine in South Africa’s prestigious grape growing region of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch Vineyard’s range of wines bares testament to the quality of the area. All grapes for this range are sourced from some of the best vineyard sites in Stellenbosch, and the good relationships with the grape growers ensure its continued standards. Vineyards: Grapes are sourced from three different vineyards sites in the Stellenbosch Region of South Africa. Each site is harvested individually early morning over a two week period to get a wider flavour profile ranging from green to tropical. The combination of our soil diversity with cool night temperatures and cool coastal fog, ensure high quality Sauvignon Blanc.

Winemaking:
No excessive skin contact, two days of settling prior fermentation. Primary fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks at temperatures of 13 – 15ºC. The juice is handled quite reductively up until bottling of the final product. When dry, the wine is left on its primary fermentation lees for about six months to ensure a more complex, balanced palate with a lingering finish. Lastly, the individual wines from the three sites are meticulously blended to create an exceptional balanced wine.

Winemaker’s Comments:
This is a modern styled Sauvignon Blanc that shows elegance and finesse. The nose shows a cascade of gooseberries, asparagus and lemongrass, complimented by lush, juicy fruit. Well balanced with a full, rich palate and a lingering finish.

Food Pairing:
This wine will pair well with most fish or poultry dishes and is an ideal match for salad dishes. Serve at a cool room temperature.

Maturation Potential:
The wine is ready to drink now but will mature further for 5 years.

Additional information

Alcohol vol

13.9%

Grape

Sauvignon Blanc

Origin

Stellenbosch

Vintage

2021

Wine Farm

Try it with fresh salads, or flaky white fish grilled asparagus.

1 review for Stellenbosch Vineyards, Sauvignon Blanc 2021

  1. 87pts | Platter’s

    Now unoaked, showing lovely fresh stonefruit & some tangy granadilla. Bright & measured, with a brush of creamy lees, 2021 more vivacious than 2020 (3.5 stars, 85 pts).

    Platter’s 2022

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