First Sighting Sauvignon Blanc, Cape Agulhas 2019

Country
South Africa
Region
Cape Agulhas
Producer
Strandveld
Grape(s)
Sauvignon Blanc (100%)
Type
White
Style
Aromatic
Oaked Style
Unoaked
Body Style
Medium bodied
Dry/Sweet Style
Dry
Alcohol Content
13%
Closure Style
Screw Cap
Organic/Biodynamic
No
Sustainable
Yes-certified sustainable
Vegetarian/Vegan
Vegetarian
No
Vegan
No
Allergens
Sulphites
Yes
Milk
No
Egg
No

Region

Cape Agulhas is a wine-producing region on the most southern tip of South Africa, 110 miles (170km) from Cape Town. The Cape is the official meeting point of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, and the distinctly maritime climate has a marked effect on the wines made here. Racy Sauvignon Blanc and elegant, cool-climate Shiraz are the staple styles.

Producer

Nestled between Elim and Cape Agulhas, and just 9km from the sea, lies the secluded Strandveld Vineyards. This wind swept winery derives its name from the belt of land which spans the tempestuous tip of Africas southernmost coastline. At almost 35 degrees below the equator, this part of the Cape is characterised by severe winds, billowing mist and below average temperatures. A unique combination of maritime climate and diverse soil types work together to create the terroir which distinguishes the wines of Strandveld Vineyards.
Tasting Notes
From the southernmost tip of Africa comes this aromatic Sauvignon Blanc. Pale lemon in colour with an abundance of asparagus and gooseberry on the nose. The palate is crisp with a zesty acidity and notes of grapefruit, guava and a fresh minerality.
Food
Perfect on its own or pair with oysters, prawns or summer salads.
Media
Decanter Gold Medal 2019. Greg Sherwood MW awarded 93 points in Decanter Top 30 South Africa wines under £20.00. Platter Guide 2020 91 points.