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Cape Point Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Cape Point - Cape Region - South Africa

Professional Wine Reviews for Cape Point Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Rated 90 by Robert Parker
The 2013 Sauvignon Blanc is blended with 5% Semillon cropped at six tons per hectare and sees nine months on the lees in tank and in barrel. It has a pretty bouquet leaning more toward the tropical rather than herbaceous spectrum. The palate is very well balanced with crisp acidity, impressive weight in the mouth with lovely greengage, nettle and gooseberry notes flourishing toward the finish. This is another excellent Sauvignon Blanc from winemaker Duncan Savage.
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Winery: Cape Point

Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc grapes originated in France, where they are still widely grown today and treated to a wide range of processing practices – from aging in oak barrels, blending with other varietals, and undergoing malolactic fermentation to encourage a more mellow, buttery finish. These green skinned white wine grapes are highly versatile, and are now grown in several countries around the world which have the correct climatic conditions for getting the best results from them. Generally, Sauvignon Blanc varietal grapes prefer a cooler climate, as too much heat dulls the flavor present in the fruit. As such, they are generally grown in valleys and on coastal areas, where they can benefit from cooling breezes before being typically harvested early in the summer. The grapes themselves produce wines which are often very dry and crisp, yet full of a wide range of flavors including grasses, tropical fruits and citrus notes.

Country: South Africa

Perhaps the most famous and well respected of all the wine regions in South Africa is that of Constantia, which holds many of the oldest and most traditional wineries in the country. Here, the temperate climate receives the Atlantic winds which cool the vineyards, and the fertile soil allows the grapes to grow to full ripeness, resulting in highly flavorful wines which are enjoyed around the world. Whilst Sauvignon Blanc varietals make up the most widely exported wines of this region, the rest of the country produces a huge and impressive range of wines, made up from varietals native to many different European countries. From excellent Champagne style sparkling wines, to aromatic fortified examples, fruity reds and refreshing whites, South Africa continues to impress and surprise, with modern techniques and technologies leading the way and producing exceptional results.