Sauvignon Blanc (Blanc Fume) De Wetshof Estate 2021

Country
South Africa
Region
Robertson
Producer
De Wetshof Estate
Grape(s)
Sauvignon Blanc (100%)
Type
White
Style
Aromatic
Oaked Style
Unoaked
Body Style
Light bodied
Dry/Sweet Style
Dry
Alcohol Content
12.5%
Closure Style
Screw Cap
Organic/Biodynamic
No
Sustainable
Yes-sustainable practices
Vegetarian/Vegan
Vegetarian
No
Vegan
No
Allergens
Sulphites
Yes
Milk
Yes
Egg
No

Region

Located 160km North of Cape Town, the Robertson Valley lies in the folds of the Riviersonderend and Langeberg Mountains where the Breede River meanders towards the Cape`s southern coastline. The chilly southern ocean breezes are funneled up the valley and give cooling respite to the vines throughout the growing season. Quite high concentrations of lime are found in the soil and this makes the area exceptionally fine for white grape varieties.

Producer

The De Wet family were one of the earliest settlers arriving in the Cape in 1694. As pioneers in the wine business they have a natural instinct and huge commitment to viticulture in the Robertson region. Ideally located on the slopes overlooking the Breede River, and under the ownership of Danie de Wet, this estate is at the forefront of quality white wine production in the Cape. The facade of the beautiful cellars is a replica of the historic first Customs House in Cape Town. Inside the building Danie and his team use the most innovative and modern wine-making equipment to craft wines of the highest quality. Internationally renowned and one of South Africa`s most awarded wine estates. They also achieved an exceptional rating in South Africa`s Business Social Compliance Initiative which implements the principle of international labour standards for their workers.
Tasting Notes
Danie de Wet has established a worldwide reputation for his estate white wines from the Robertson region east of Cape Town. Blanc Fume is a lees aged Sauvignon Blanc grown on ideal limestone and gravel soils unique to the Robertson region. It is matured for two months on the lees to give an aromatic yet robust, fruity and complex wine. It is a classic aromatic Sauvignon with notes of asparagus and greengage and lime on the finish.
Food
Fish pate and stew, Spanish omlette with a light crisp green salad.
Media
Gilb ert & Gaillard awarded a gold medal in May 2018.