Cape of Good Hope Altima Sauvignon Blanc 2019
By Christian Eedes, 9 October 2020
The Cape of Good Hope label falls under Anthonij Rupert Wyne owned by leading businessman Johann Rupert, the various wines in the range sourced from some of the Cape’s more remarkable vineyards. Grapes for this Sauvignon Blanc come from Elandskloof, just north of the town of Villiersdorp, the vineyards located at 600 to 850m above sea level, overshadowed by surrounding mountains and hence cool climate.
The 2019 involved three separate pickings to build complexity in the end-wine and should appeal to wine drinkers who don’t like their Sauvignon too lean and racy. On the nose, peach and apple with some white pepper in the background. The palate, meanwhile, is rich and broad with a creamy texture – it carries it’s 14% alcohol and 4.5g/l of residual sugar well. Flavourful and nicely dry on the finish. Price: R140 a bottle.
CE’s rating: 92/100.
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