De Grendel Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc 2017 750 ml
Brilliant pale straw in colour, the nose exudes fragrant sweet honeysuckle nuanced by pear and granny smith apple before subtle aromas of nettle, green asparagus and pea assert with a subtle steely mineral element. This deceptively complex and integrated nose follows through onto the palate with generously concentrated flavours of green fig and zesty lime which are aptly supplanted by persistent grapefruit flavours nuanced by firm acidity and a balanced, lingering mineral finish.
Complex, concentrated and bold – this wine will benefit from both food and aging. A perfect partner for zesty citrus sauced white fish, tart goats’ cheese, and fresh green salads dressed with vinaigrette while young; with a bit of age however, slightly richer seafood dishes with a touch of cream would be sublime.
Concentration of flavour and acidity promise excellent maturation potential for the next 4 to 5 years, becoming increasingly richer and integrated as the acidity mellows.
Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Int Wine & Spirit Competition 2018 ~Gold
China Wine & Spirits Awards 2017 ~ Gold
FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 ~ Top 10
John Platter 2018 ~ 4,5 Stars
Michelangelo Int Wine Awards 2017 ~Gold
Michelangelo Int Wine Awards 2018 ~ Double Gold
Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2018 ~ Gold
South African Wine Index 2018 ~Platinum
Tim Atkin Report 2017 ~ 91 Points
Veritas Awards 2018 ~ Gold
Vitis Vinifera Awards 2017 ~ Double Gold
Residual Sugar: 1.3 g/l
Total Acidity: 6.7 g/l
Alcohol: 12.5 % ABV