Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon BlancSauvignon Blanc 2017


A good sauvignon blanc from Stellenbosch? Actually, no; a great one. Situated in our own valley in the Bottelary Hills (some 12 km North of Stellenbosch) the micro-climate on one of our South-eastern slopes is quite uncharacteristic of the area. Far less like Stellenbosch, and way more like Constantia, here the air and soil is moist and cool - which is very good news if you’re a Sauvignon Blanc grape.      

It's not just the climate that makes this wine something extraordinary. Like all of our wines, this one goes through the whole painstakingly uncompromising process we’ve become (in)famous for:

The grapes are hand-picked between daybreak and mid-morning to ensure flavour intensity. Then they are hand selected again.

After being crushed as gently as possible, they have precisely four hours of skin contact before fermentation, then six months of extended lees contact with weekly batonage, before filtering and bottling.

Because only such a small corner of our farm has a perfectly ideal Sauvignon Blanc climate - this is a very limited wine.


  • 2017   90 points Wine Enthusiast
  • 2013   4 stars Platter's SA Wine Guide
  • 2012   3½ stars Platter's SA Wine Guide
  • 2011   3½ stars Platter's SA Wine Guide, 90 points Robert Parker
  • 2010   4 stars Platter's SA Wine Guide, 90 points Wine Pioneer (USA), 89 points Robert Parker
  • 2009   Gold medal Concours Mondial Bruxelles, 4 stars Platter's SA Wine Guide, 4 stars Wine Magazine (SA)
  • 2008   4 stars Platter's SA Wine Guide


  • Maturation: Up to 3 years from vintage
  • Alcohol: 11.95% by volume
  • Residual Sugar: 1.8 g/l
  • Total Acid: 8.4 g/l
  • PH: 3.05

Food Match

Goats cheese - either baked, in a salad or on its own. Fish - whether it be baked, steamed, fried or served as a soup. Also, lime, coriander, light chilli and garlic when cooked with fish, chicken or vegetables.

Tasting Note

A bouquet of fresh tropical flavours and ruby grapefruit combine with green nettle, flint and chalky notes. The palate shows freshness on entry, touches of citrus, asparagus and more flinty flavours. A creamy, succulent sensation follows through on the mid palate and ends in a gentle, yet zesty acidity.

Independent Tasting Note

"... vivacious bouquet of gooseberry, lime and a touch of asparagus that is crisp and well-defined. The palate is well balanced with a fresh, peppery entry, good acidity and a crisp, fresh gooseberry finish that is focused and vibrant." ~ Robert Parker


R 99.00 per bottle
R 594.00 per case of 6

All deliveries of 24 bottles or more within South Africa will be free of charge.