Our Sauvignon Blanc is produced from higher, cooler vineyards in the Cape. Warrelwind (whirlwinds) are common in the vineyards throughout summer. The seasonal winds cool the grapes and turn the windmills dotting the landscape.
A refreshing and balanced wine with an abundance of flavors from both sides of the Sauvignon Blanc spectrum. This wine has tropical fruit aromas with just a hint of herbaceousness. Rich tropical fruit on the palate complemented by a crisp and well integrated acidity.
Color: Pale straw, light green tinge.
Aroma: Bouquet of tropical fruits.
Palate: Passionfruit, pineapple and ripe tropical flavors.
Body: Crisp, well-integrated acidity is balanced by richness from the touch of Semillon used in blending, resulting in a well-rounded and creamy mouthfeel.
Harvesting takes place over 3 weeks at different ripeness levels to capture a wider range of flavors. Reductive winemaking (minimal air/ oxygen contact) preserves freshness and fruitiness, while 3 months
maturation on the lees gives additional complexity and integration. The wine was fined and filtered before bottling.
A blend of grapes from warmer Agter-Paarl vineyards for riper, tropical notes (70%), and cooler, higher-elevation vineyards in Franschhoek (14%), Stellenbosch (8%) and Elgin (8%) for greener, herbaceous
Our Warrelwind Sauvignon Blanc is a palate-pleasing wine: harmonious and well-balanced, showing typical herbaceous flavours as well as richer tropical notes. Pale straw in colour with a light green tinge, it has a lively bouquet of tropical fruit. On the palate the wine shows bright tropical fruit flavours of passion fruit and pineapple (from our Paarl fruit) complemented by crisp, well-integrated acidity. The wine has a rich, full structure (from our Semillon) with a rounded and creamy mouthfeel. Our Warrelwind Sauvignon Blanc, with an abundance of flavours from both sides of the Sauvignon spectrum, suits a wider audience, but will please any Sauvignon Blanc fan.
2022 was a warm and dry season producing smaller berries with enhanced flavor concentration. Warmer daytime temperatures combined with cooler nighttime temperatures resulted in perfect fruit quality showing good flavor intensity and fresh acidity. This season produced a healthy and disease-free crop, resulting in wines with intense aromatics and great texture on the palate.
Certified Sustainable. Unoaked. Vegan Friendly. Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) Certified.