Buitenverwachting Sauvignon Blanc CONSTANTIA
- Vintage: 2020
- Origin: Elim, Cape Agulhas, South Africa
- Taste guide: Dry & UNOAKED. A pale lemon coloured wine with a bouquet reminiscent of green figs with hints of gooseberries and green peppers. Dry and full bodied with a long, lingering finish.
- 75cl - Screwcap top - 13.5%
- Food pairing suggestions: Pea & asparagus risotto. Lightly grilled chicken can be added if you perfer. Otherwise goats cheese will go well.
There are very few wine labels that live up to their tag line. The South African wine label of Buitenverwachting is one of them. It stays true to its tagline, “Beyond Expectation.”
This wine estate is located at 12km from False Bay, on the scenic slopes of Constantiaberg. The original history of this estate dates back to almost 1773. However, the place witnessed many changes in ownership to date.
The first instance of vine planting was done in 1825, when Ryk Cloete planted the first 90000 vines here. After many changes, the Mueller Family, currently manages the vineyards here.
The Southern vineyards of this wine estate are also the coldest of all. The Sauvignon Blancs produced here are extremely intense in flavour. Therefore, they are used to produce the limited editions of wines. You will notice a visible difference in the wines created using grapes grown on these parcels.