Bright, even, light straw-yellow colour with slight lemon-green hues, lighter edged. The nose is refined in expression with restrained and delicate notes of white stonefruits and florals, unfolding fresh herbs and green stonefruits to form a fine core with nuances of cut grass and nettles. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate is elegant and tightly bound with concentrated flavours of white and green stonefruits, fresh herbs and nuances of white florals.
The palate has a well-packed, intense heart with a fine-textured line, Soft, lacy acidity provides energy and drive. This gas good drive and the wine carries to a fresh, lively finish. This is an elegant, refined and taut Sauvignon Blanc with subtle oak influence, showing white and green stonefruits, fresh herbs and florals, and fine linearity.
Match with herb-marinated fish and poultry dishes over the next 2+ years. Fruit from the ‘Home’ and ‘Dakins Road’ blocks, a portion hand-picked and WBP, the machine picked given some skin contact, the wine half tank-fermented and half barrel-fermented to 12.5% alc. and 1.59 g/L RS, the wine aged on lees undergoing batonnage.
Sparkling Portugese red, bursting with fruit and vibrancy. Delicious with cured hams, meats and quality bread.
A blindingly good wine for the price made from one of our favourite grapes, roussanne, that you find in Northern and Southern Rhone blends, but in this case from South Africa. It is a masterful little wine that wont overtake proceedings but will add a lovely bit of character to a lunch or an evening - a scent here and there of stone fruits and mountain herbs as you lift the glass to your nose - with just the right amount of fruit and character for foods like fish, chicken, or fresh pasta with vegetables or riccota.
It will be lovely with light starters like burrata and olives. It sits firmly in, if not at the very summit of, the unbeatable-value midweek bottle category. If you are in one of those households where someone likes Sauvignon but someone has gone off it, and you can't agree on what to drink then try this.