Buitenverwachting Husseys Vlei Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Is there any more capricious human endeavour than farming? Buitenverwachting Husseys Vlei Sauvignon Blanc 2013 from Buitenverwachting is rated 5 Stars in the latest edition of Platter’s and as we sat drinking a bottle last night, news came through that a fire had destroyed the Constantia property’s workshop (see here). The wine is a stonker. […]

November 12, 2014
by Christian Eedes
with 0 Comments

Iona Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Last night the annual White Wine Review hosted by Cape Town retailer Caroline’s Fine Wine Cellar at the Table Bay Hotel.  A stand-out wine for me was the Sauvignon Blanc 2014 from Iona in Elgin. Harvest was late by South African standards, stretching from mid-March to early April and the benefits of this are clear […]

October 22, 2014
by Christian
with 1 Comment

Springfield Special Cuvée Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Can relatively warm-climate Robertson make truly excellent wines from a cool-climate varieties by legitimate means? That’s the question which always makes opening a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc from Springfield a slightly fraught experience. This Robertson property makes two examples of Sauvignon Blanc, namely Life from Stone and Special Cuvée, that are so good, some competitors […]

October 13, 2014
by Christian Eedes
with 1 Comment

Cape Point Vineyards Noble Late Harvest 2011

Lunch on Friday at the Cape Point Vineyards restaurant where chef Clayton Bell previously of Constantia Uitsig now cooks. During our meal, winemaker Duncan Savage shared some thoughts on Sauvignon Blanc: “It’s is one of the most commercially successful varieties in the world. As such, it’s perceived as boring and let’s face it, tank-fermented Sauvignon […]

August 26, 2014
by Christian
with 0 Comments

Cape Point Vineyards Woolworths Exclusive Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2012

“Sauvignon Blanc is extremely site specific. Many… are made from grapes grown in areas not wholly suitable, resulting in mediocre wines… (T)his wine is a superb example of a Sauvignon Blanc from the ideal terroir,” reads the back label of Cape Point Vineyards Woolworhths Exclusive Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2012. You would however be wrong if […]

February 6, 2014
by Christian
with 4 Comments

Du Toitskloof Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Those who continue to argue that the definitive style of South African Sauvignon Blanc is lean and green should try the 2013 from Du Toitskloof in Rawsonville (R36.99 a bottle from Aroma Drop Inn). Volumes of this wine have grown from 15 000 litres in 1999 to some 2 million litres now and therefore must […]

February 3, 2014
by Christian
with 0 Comments

Up, up and away – the premiumisation of Sauvignon Blanc

From the December issue of Business Day WANTED: No wonder Sauvignon Blanc is so many people’s favourite summertime wine – consumption-ready on purchase (no need to age it before drinking) and offering great quality relative to price – lots of primary fruit and crisp acidity often for under R40 a bottle. Suddenly, however, there are […]

December 8, 2013
by Christian
with 1 Comment

David Nieuwoudt Ghost Corner Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Let it not be said that I’d never reward a Sauvignon Blanc showing pyrazine character. Last night the David Nieuwoudt Ghost Corner Sauvignon Blanc 2011 which placed among the winning wines in the FNB Top 10 Sauvignon Blanc Awards of the same year.  Lime as well as asparagus and some herbaceous notes on both the […]

November 19, 2013
by Christian
with 0 Comments
Page 2 of 1112345...10...Last »
SHOP ONLINE
winemag-storm
ADVERTISING
ADVERTISING
HOT AND HAPPENING
AEC v1.0.4
  • November 23, 2017FNB Eastern Cape Wine Show
  • November 29, 2017Stellenbosch at Summer Place - presented by Sanlam Private Wealth
AEC v1.0.4
ADVERTISING
newlstter2 Get the biggest stories of the past fortnight sent directly to your inbox. subscribe
FACEBOOK
TWITTER
ADVERTISING
BE SAFE

Wine magazine was published from October 1993 until September 2011 & now lives on in digital form as Winemag.co.za. We cover everything to do with SA fine wine.

XSLT Plugin by Leo Jiang