Grande Provence Sauvignon Blanc
Grande Provence have produced an excellent Sauvignon Blanc here.
Platter 4.5 Stars
Gold - Concours Mondial
Gold - Sommeliers Selection Awards
Beautiful wine! And in my opinion this is the best vintage yet.
The secret to making great Sauvignon Blanc in Franschoek? Use coastal fruit. The fruit for this wine was all sourced from Durbanville and the Coastal Region up above Cape Town where the Atlantic winds create big temperature differences between night and day, which is perfect for cool climate varieties like Sauvignon.
Great fruit with that typical Sauvignon nose. Green fruit yet soft in the mouth with full body - I suspect some lees ageing. Very clean and crisp with a very long lingering finish. This is perhaps the finest SA Sauvignon I have tasted.
Grapes originate from specially selected vineyards in the Durbanville area. Cold air from the Atlantic Ocean flows through the hills of the region to cool down the vines during warmer summer days. Special attention is given to make sure that grapes are exposed to enough sunlight during the ripening period and this results in full juicy berries with character and flavour.
This medium bodied, wine shows an abundance of fruit on the nose combined with greener aromas typical for cool climate Sauvignon Blanc wines. Flavours of ripe fig and fruit are prominent on the palate and are well balanced by a zesty acidity. The wine finishes with a lingering aftertaste.
|Location||(coastal fruit) Franschoek, South Africa|
|Winery status||Privately owned winery|
|Annual production||Very low|
|Product awards||Platter 4.5 Stars, Gold - Concours Mondial, Gold - Sommeliers Selection Awards|
|Style||Fruit drive, full body|