Juicily tropical Sauvignon Blanc judiciously sourced from breezy coastal vineyards.
This Sauvignon Blanc from the Western Cape displays fresh, ripe yellow fruit flavours with a hint of waxy lime and plum stone, as well as some leafy herbal notes which makes for a zippy, racy and deeply quaffable drop.
The driving force behind Boutinot South Africa is our passion for discovery and desire to capture the real essence of South Africa in every bottle.
It was the simple love of Loire Chenin Blanc that first led us to South Africa in 1994, where we pioneered the ‘wild yeast’ ferment style that has now been adopted by many producers in this region. Since then we have been exploring the country's amazing vineyards to make fabulous wines from specific sites and plots that scream location, location, terroir!
Our winemaking team is headed up by Marinda Kruger-van Eck, who confesses “We put as much, if not more, thought and effort into making our entry level wines as our premium ones”. The key is knowing the characteristics of each plot, understanding the benefits each grape can bring, and using this information to break rules and push boundaries. “I use a combination of my knowledge and love of nature and science to create versatile, expressive and food-friendly wines from this fascinating country”.
In the vineyard
Boutinot has been refining and redefining its Sauvignon Blanc vineyards in the last 3 years. Winemaker Marinda Kruger-van Eck is an acknowledged expert on this varietal and works with numerous coastal growers to best define Boutinot's preferred style and the finest expression of Coastal Regions specific terroirs.
In the winery
The winery receives the grapes before midday. They are destemmed and crushed and go into strainers where the free run is pumped gently to tank. The Sauvignon Blanc is fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks at between 11C and 13C. The ferment is likely to last around 10 days. The wine is racked after ferment and then kept on fine lees right up until bottling.
Delicious with brightly-flavoured seafood dishes, thai salads, citrus dressings or indeed by the glass on its own!
2014 Vintage: IWSC 2014 - Silver