Origin: Two Oceans winery - Western Cape W.O.
Taste guide: Dry, tropical fruit flavours with hints of gooseberry, crisp and clean, good minerality, unoaked
75cl - 12.5% - screwcap
Along the southern coast of Africa, two oceans meet, the warm Indian Ocean and the cooler Atlantic Ocean. Here extraordinary grape growing conditions exist. Under sunny skies grapes soak up the summer heat and then the fresh ocean breeze cools them. This ripens and sweetens the grapes and inspires Two Oceans winery to craft exceptional wines.
The grapes for this white wine come from vineyards in Stellenbosch, Paarl, Robertson and Worcester wine regions. The age of the vines ranges between 10 and 18 years of age and are grown in vineyards located 200 metres above sea level in soils mainly of decomposed granite.
Harvesting was conducted in the cool of the early morning and the grapes vinified in stainless steel to retain all the inherent freshness of the fruit.
Pale straw colour, this wine is quite generous and fresh on the nose with tropical fruit, lemon citrus zest and grapefruit, with a tinge of grassy and gooseberry aromas. The medium-bodied palate offers initial notess of honeyed sweetness then develops with grapefruit and lemon citrus flavours. Overall this is a dry wine, fleshy with crisp acidity. Herbal and earthy mineral notes show on the lengthy finish.
South African Sauvignon is more subtle than say New Zealand examples, offering melon, passion fruit and peach flavours.
Serve chiled and pair with fish or poultry.
Not found online in the UK - was possibly a restaurant wine - but its retail price would equate to somewhere around £7.95.
At Binendwines £5.95 for the very latest 2020 vintage.