De Grendel Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc 2019 750 ml
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A special vineyard selection is made from high-quality vineyards in Lutzville and Darling, plus a small batch of Semillon from De Grendel Vineyards, in which meticulous vineyard management ensures superior fruit concentration and bolder flavours. Grapes were picked separately, depending on phenolic ripeness and flavour components. The vineyards are mostly nourished by weathered shale soils and yield 6 to 7 tons per hectare.
The De Grendel Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc was so named because the grapes used to make this wine are grown in the vineyard that sprawls out right next to the old coach house (koetshuis in Afrikaans) where the wagons of days gone by were once kept.
The complexity of the Koetshuis promises excellent maturation potential and the wine will no doubt develop further over the next 3 to 5 years.
Pale straw in colour with a fresh and invigorating nose. The wine displays aromas of sour pineapple, fresh honeydew cantaloupe, Packhams pears and an underlying creamy richness from extended lees contact. This complex and multidimensional wine will develop in both the glass and the bottle with time. Decant slowly to ensure optimum drinking pleasure.
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