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Aerobotics Sauv-Sem Blend & Wooded Sauvignon Blanc Report 2018

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Winemag.co.za is pleased to release the sixth annual Sauv-Sem Blend/Wooded Sauvignon Blanc Report now sponsored by precision agriculture service provider Aerobotics. There were 41 blends entered from 37 producers while for the second time, Wooded Sauvignon Blanc was included, and here we had 19 examples from 16 producers.

We included one Bordeaux among the blends and three Austrian examples of Wooded Sauvignon Blanc as ringers.

Wines to rate 90 points or higher on the 100-point quality scale were as follows:

Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon Blends
94
Cape Point Vineyards Isliedh 2017 (BEST OVERALL)

93
Highlands Road Sine Cera 2015
Tokara Director’s Reserve White 2016
Zorgvliet Simoné 2017

92
Delaire Graff White Reserve 2016
Chateau de Fieuzal 2015
Hazendal 2017
Strandveld Adamastor 2016
Warwick Professor Black 2017

91
Benguela Cove Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Celestina 2017
David Nieuwoudt Ghost Corner The Bowline 2016
Durbanville Hills The Tangram 2017
Highlands Road Sine Cera 2016
Iona One Man Band White 2016
Lanzerac Keldermeester Versameling Bergstroom 2017
Nitida Coronata Integration 2016
Quoin Rock White Blend 2017
Trizanne Signature Wines Reserve 2017

90
Bizoe Henriëtta 2017
Bloemendal Kanonberg 2015
David Nieuwoudt Ghost Corner The Bowline 2017
Elgin Vintners The Century 2017
Flagstone Treaty Tree Reserve 2017
Waverley Hills 2018

Wooded Sauvignon Blanc
93
The Fledge & Co. Fumé Blanc 2017 (BEST OVERALL)

92
Bloemendal Suider Terras 2016
Highlands Road White Reserve 2017
Neumeister Ried Moarfeitl 2015
Overgaauw Abraham 2017

91
Cape Point Vineyards Reserve 2017
Rousseau Sacharia 2017
Zevenwacht 360º 2017

90
Diemersdal M.M. Louw 2017
Iona Klipkop Blanc Fumé 2017
Miravel Nigma 2017
Nederburg Heritage Heroes The Young Airhawk 2017
Rousseau Grace 2018
Sabathi Ried Pössnitzberger Sorgenbrecher 2015
The Giant Periwinkle Blanc Fumé 2017

As producer of the best blend overall, Cape Point Vineyards won a 50ha drone flight from Aerobotics worth R25 000 and a new 225-litre barrel from Tonnellerie Sylvain. As producer of the best wooded Sauvignon Blanc, The Fledge and Co. also won an Aerobotics package.

To read the tasting report in full, download the following: Aerobotics Sauv-Sem Blend & Wooded Sauvignon Blanc Report 2018

To view a photo album of the awards function, CLICK HERE.

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