Winterhoek Sauvignon Blanc, Ceres Plateau

£11.95 £16.95
  • Winterhoek Sauvignon Blanc, Ceres Plateau
  • Winterhoek Sauvignon Blanc, Ceres Plateau

Winterhoek Sauvignon Blanc, Ceres Plateau

£11.95 £16.95

AVAILABILITY: 12 in stock

Grape Sauvignon Blanc
Style Dry, White, Medium Bodied, Mineral, Brioche, Balanced, Lees Aging, Partial Barrel Ferment, Complex
Country South Africa
Region Ceres Plateau
Volume 75cl
ABV 12.5%
Dietary Vegetarian, Sustainable

 

Experience the refreshing taste of Winterhoek Sauvignon Blanc from the Ceres Plateau in South Africa. Delight your senses with stone-fruit and green melon aromas, and a balanced palate of mineral and citrus notes. Perfect for pairing with oysters, line-caught fish, or summer salads. This is a beautiful light and creamy white wine and a cracking bargain. It is also a limited edition as one of 2549 bottles!

About the Producer

Donovan Rall is simply one of the biggest winemaking talents in South Africa! The towering talent of this itinerant winemaker started out with his own wines back in 2008 after touring/working for a variety of wineries in Europe and Australasia. Boutinot were so blown away with his Vuurberg blends, that they partnered up with him for a couple of projects! Like Boutinot, Donovan is always on the lookout for amazing fruit that he can craft into something even more amazing; wines from old forgotten vineyards or isolated sites that are full of character, charm and flavour. Donovan trained with Eben Sadie and Miles Mossop before doing his own thing - creating wonderfully honest and natural wines that punch way above their weight.

Vineyard and Winery

The grapes are sourced from two vineyards: one called "Kliptuin" which translates to "stone garden". This is the site the first vines were planted on the farm. The other is called "Rivierblok" and has sandier soils. Very long cold winters and cooler than normal ripening periods causes these grapes up in the mountains to ripen at least a month, or in some years up to 2 months, later than in regions like Stellenbosch. Winemaking is kept as basic as possible. Grapes are destemmed and pressed to tank to settle overnight without any additions and then split 50% to tank and the other 50% racked to second and third fill French barriques the next day. Spontaneous fermentation can last up to 6 months. Full malolactic if the wine in barrel wants to, but malolactic is stopped on the tank which is kept as a fresh component. After 10 months on the lees, racking and blending of the 2 components take place and the final wine is left another 2 months to stabilise before bottling with minimal filtration.

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