Du Toitskloof Sauvignon Blanc 2013
By Christian Eedes, 3 February 2014
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 be considered a strong indication of what the punters really want.
Green melon through granadilla, very little pyrazine character to speak of. Quite thick textured ensuring the wine is not too sharp. Alcohol by volume is an easy-drinking 12.65% and the wine is technically off-dry with a residual sugar of 6.4 g/l. Total acidity meanwhile is not insignificant at 6.8g/l and the pH is nice and low at 3.15. No real nuance but equally no rough edges, you’d have to be really grumpy not to like it at all.