Bartinney Sauvignon Blanc 2009

Bartinney Sauvignon Blanc 2009

Bartinney Sauvignon Blanc 2009

Two days into this year’s Shiraz Challenge judging and I needed something crisp and refreshing. The Sauvingon Blanc 2009 from Bartinney, the Stellenbosch farm owned by First National Bank CEO Michael Jordaan, proved just the trick.

After winemaking stints at first Groot Constantia and then Doolhof in Wellington, Therese de Beer joined Bartinney in January 2009 and produced a Sauvignon of real distinction: it shows juicy fruit balanced by vibrant lemon-like acidity, and there’s a range of flavours from grassy through lime to granadilla. Who says Stellenbosch can’t make decent Sauvignon anymore?

The packaging is also way cool, proving that wineries don’t always have to resort to family crests. According to the back label, the abstract winged figure is Élevage, who symbolises “the French art of the selective nurturing  and ascension of a wine to its ultimate heights, unfurling its most noble traits”, which is just a teeny bit pretentious but a good effort on the whole.

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  1. SmirrieJuly 1, 2012 at 9:38 pmReply

    My fault i had the 2011 but still it was awesome

  2. SmirrieJuly 1, 2012 at 9:35 pmReply

    I had a bottle this weekend and was pleasantly surprised. Watch this farm in future sb challenges

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