Cape Point Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc 2019

A delightful reminder of freshly picked apricots, ripe pears, golden delicious apples and granadilla sorbet on the nose. The aroma continues to unveil limes and orange blossom with a hint of fynbos and dried herbs. These aromas follow through on the palate with a refreshingly bright acidity and a long lingering fruity finish.

This wine will drink beautifully now, but the generosity of fruit will last for months to come after which it will continue to develop more tertiary aromas such as dried fruits over the next 2-5 years.

Best enjoyed with fresh line fish, oysters, sushi, crayfish and summer dishes in general.

Current Vintage Awards

  • Tim Atkin: 90 Points

WINE GROWING & VINIFICATION

The grapes come from selected vineyard parcels which showcase more fruit driven aromas. The grapes are hand-picked, destemmed and gently crushed into a press. The juice is allowed to settle naturally over 24 hours after which we inoculate with selected yeast to enhance our fruit profile. Fermentation takes place at 14 to 16 Celsius. After fermentation the wine is left on the fermentation lees for 3 months with regular mixing to enhance the mouth feel.

  • Trellis: Vertical Shoot Positioning
  • Plant Density: 2300 vines/ha
  • Soil: Decomposed Granite
  • Yield: 8 ton/ha
  • Skin Contact: None, whole bunch pressed
  • Settling: 12 Hours
  • Fermentation: 100% Stainless Steel
  • Temperature : 16-20°CLees Ageing : 3 Months on fine lees in tank

Analysis

Alc: 13,5%        RS : 1,6g/l     pH:3,28 
TA: 6,7g/l FSO2 :43mg/l TSO2 : 100mg/l

Cape Point Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc is planted at the bottom of the farm where longer hours of sunshine and less exposure to wind makes for fruitier bunches

Previous Awards

On Board listing: British Airways Business Class

Decanter World Wine Awards:

  • Regional Trophy South African Sauvignon Blanc – 2007
  • International Trophy Sauvignon Blanc – 2007
  • Silver – 2018

Veritas Wine Awards

  • Double Gold Medal –  2009
  • Gold Medal –  2005

International Wine Challenge:

  • 92 Points – 2018

Robert Parker

  • 92 points, Neal Martin, Oct 31 issue
  • 90 points – 2018

Wine Spectator

  • 91 Points – 2014
  • 91 Points – 2008
  • 90 Points –  2007

Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show

  • Trophy Winner – Best Sauvignon Blanc Unwooded (Museum Class) – 2010
  • Silver Medal  2008
  • Trophy Winner – Best Sauvignon Blanc – 2007

Other Notable Awards

  • Best in its Class International Wine & Spirit Competition London 2005
  • Gold Medal International Wine & Spirit Competition London 2002
  • Gold Medal, Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2005
  • Gold Medal Juliet Cullinan Cape Wine Masters Competition 2002

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