Sauvignon Blanc

Vintage description

After a very long, wet and cold winter, the spring of 2014 showed good promise.   Our hopes for a decent yield were given a second blow by an unseasonal cold front in the middle of November. Gale force winds with icy rain caused damage in the middle of the flowering season. The rest of the summer season was dominated by dry East winds. The smaller    crop and dry conditions further helped the earlier ripening of this harvest. Harvest commenced on the 2nd of February, one week earlier than normal. Healthy grapes with smaller berries and less juice was the norm.  

“In the cellar we have wines with an abundance of clean, ripe fruit and higher extraction owing it to the lower production and optimum ripeness, all in all it’s a case of les is more!” –Conrad Vlok                                                                                          

Tasting Notes

  • Expressive tropical and citrus fruit on the nose. Full yet fresh on the palate with typicalnotes of buchu and minerality.
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Awards

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  • 5000 slideright true 440 right 100
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    2010

    91 points: eRobertparker.com

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    2010

    Silver Medal: International Wine & Spirits Competition

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    2009

    Wine Magazine Top 10 Sauvignon Blanc

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    2009

    Bartho Eksteen Sauvignon Blanc Celebration Top 10 Sauvignon Blanc

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    2009

    Bronze Medal: Old Mutual Trophy

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    2007

    Best Value Award: Wine Magazine

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    2006

    Bronze Medal: Old Mutual Trophy

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    2006

    Commended: International Wine Challenge

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    2006

    Top White Wine Award: SA Terroir Wine Awards