Pofadderbos Sauvignon Blanc, Cape Agulhas 2018

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
Diam
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
This vineyard, surrounded by local Elim Fynbos is known for its frequent encounters with dangerous Puff Adder snakes hence the name `Pofadderbos`! The palate has a rich mouthfeel and a creamy character, with notes of gooseberry, passionfruit and a mineral element from the yellow iron rich soils of the vineyard. Long and complex with a refreshing grapefruit acidity.
Food
Serve with seabass, asian inspired dishes such as stir fry or spring rolls.
Media
Tim Atkin awarded 91 points in September 2019. Platter Guide 2020 93 points.