Strandveld Adamastor Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, Cape Agulhas 2017

Country
South Africa
Region
Cape Agulhas
Producer
Strandveld
Grape(s)
Sauvignon Blanc (54%)
Semillon (46%)
Type
White
Style
Not Set
Oaked Style
Oaked
Body Style
Medium bodied
Dry/Sweet Style
Dry
Alcohol Content
13%
Closure Style
Cork
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
Named after Adamastor, the god of wine and storms which is reflected in the tempestuous weather of Cape Agulhas. A blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, the Semillon was matured for 10 months on its lees in 500L old French oak barrels to give texture on the palate. Medium bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and notes of white stone fruits, citrus and a distinctive minerality on the finish.
Food
Serve with scallops in a creamy sauce.