Sauvignon Blanc is planted in many of the world’s wine regions, producing a crisp, dry, and refreshing white wine. The grape most likely gets its name from the French words Sauvage and Blanc due to its early origins as an indigenous grape in South West France.
Sourced from the truly maritime climate region of Durbanville which lies some 10kms from the chilly Atlantic Ocean to the west, the vineyards are exposed to moisture-laden, seasonal coastal mists which, together with cooling northwest breezes keep potentially high summer temperatures down. The South and East facing slopes provide cooler options for tropical flavour components.
We prefer to make our Sauvignon Blanc in a more reductive style to preserve the fruit purity and enhance the vibrant fruit flavour profiles. This wine is left on its lees for up three months to give added weight and texture.