PREVIOUS AWARDSWine-of-the-month Club winner in 2007, 1995, 1992 & 1990Oaks Wine Club winner in 1991 & 19931995: International Wine Challenge - Bronze MedalSAA Awards - Selected for Business Class1997: Concours Mondial de Bruxelles - Silver MedalSA Young Wine Show - Gold MedalSAA Awards - Selected for Business ClassVeritas Awards - Double Gold MedalWINE Magazine - 4 Stars 1999:SA Airways Business Class and awarded Gold at MichaelangeloExpovena (Zurich) - Silver Medal2000: International Wine Challenge - Bronze MedalJohn PLATTER Wine Guide - 4 Stars2001: Basel Wine Fair (Switzerland) - Gold MedalConcours Mondial de Bruxelles - Gold MedalJohn PLATTER Wine Guide - 4 StarsThe Wine Spectator - 87 Points2002: Concours Mondial de Bruxelles - Silver MedalJohn PLATTER Wine Guide - 4 Stars2003: John PLATTER Wine Guide - 4 StarsThe Wine Spectator - 89 Points2004: John PLATTER Wine Guide - 4 StarsVeritas Awards - Silver medal2006: Basel Wine Fair (Switzerland) - Certificate of HonourJohn PLATTER Wine Guide - 3½ StarsWine of the Month Club - Best Sauvignon Blanc2007: John PLATTER Wine Guide - 3½ Stars2009: 4 Stars - WINE MagazineJohn PLATTER Wine Guide - 3½ Stars2013: Fairlady Consumer Awards - Winner in Sauvignon Blanc Category
In keeping with the trend towards fruit driven wines this Sauvignon Blanc displays intense varietal character including gooseberry and fig flavours.
Although attractive now, our 2013 Sauvignon Blanc can be kept for a further 2 to 3 years.
It can be enjoyed alone or as an accompaniment to good seafood.
In The Cellar
Optimally ripe grapes were received at the cellar. After ensuring good protection against oxidation, the grapes were crushed and allowed 6 hours skin contact time before pressing. After a clean settling, the juice was racked into fermentation tanks and fermented cold with selected yeast.