False Bay Sauvignon Blanc

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An award winning Sauvignon offering bright fruit and mineral characteristics - one of our best sellers!


Country, Region
South Africa, Western Cape
Sauvignon Blanc
Food friend

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Tasting Notes

Fresh and zesty with grassy and dry bay leaf aromatics, Fynbos (shrubland which surrounds the vineyards), mineral notes, with hints of richness, this is a restrained sauvignon blanc. The palate has lots of minerality and citrus with just a touch of green pepper and grass. A cool linear finish.

Producer details

False Bay has long been a haven for those navigating the treacherous Cape of Good Hope. The cool coastal breeze which sweeps off the Indian Ocean temper the ripening process, extend the growing season and produce expressive wines with more precise varietal characters and purity. These lifted aromas make the wines accessible, perfectly balanced and full flavoured.

In the vineyard

Production areas include the cooler sites from Perdeberg & Durbanville which provides the wine with its distinct green pepper backbone and crisp acidity. These vineyards allow slower ripening, a greater natural concentration of pyrazines in the skins of the grapes, and ultimately leads to more intense flavours in the wine. A small, but warmer Paarl vineyard is also used, which fills out the wine with more tropical flavours that seems to complement the minerality of the other grapes. Because of the cool climate, Sauvignon Blanc has emerged as the signature grape of the Durbanville Wine Valley. The Durbanville vineyards at high altitudes come under the influence in summer of both the cooling Benguela Current off the Atlantic to the West and, to a lesser degree, the breezes off False Bay to the South East. Although further from the coast, the whole of Table Bay is visible from the Paardeberg vineyard. The style is more tropical than the Durbanville grapes but a fine minerally taste adds to the complexity of the final blend. While French wines may have the finesse and New Zealand may extract an amazing depth of flavour, False Bay Sauvignon Blanc achieves both of these important qualities by working with grapes from 3 sites identified by our winemaker.

In the winery

A small portion of the grapes were allowed to have skin contact for about 6 hours. The rest was separated from the skins with a bag press. The juice was fermented at temperatures of between 12 - 15 degrees Celcius and took about 3 weeks to ferment dry. As with most of our white wines, the Sauvignon Blanc was left on the primary lees for 4 - 6 weeks before Sulphur was added.

Food Recommendations

Lots of lovely fresh Mediterranean dishes or further afield Thai or light Chinese dishes.

False Bay Sauvignon Blanc


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