2016 Leonardslee Sauvignon Blanc
- Case (Member)
- Sauvignon Blanc
- South Africa
- Walker Bay
- Bottle size
- 750 mL
This Sauvignon Blanc is the result of its unique terroir, displaying typical characteristic of a cool climate coastal Sauvignon Blanc. Elegant and racy, it follows in the quality footsteps of its award-winning predecessors. Enjoy its Old World minerality and length with hints of New World fruit and texture on the palate. Notes of gunint, kiwi and citrus are complemented by subtle biscuity undertones making this a wine expressive of its origin ahead of the pungent tropical aromas that the varietal is often associated with. Inspired by freshness and restraint from fine Pouilly-Fume this wooded version of Sauvignon Blanc is best enjoyed at temperatures 2-3 degrees Celsius, higher than lighter bodied, fruity white wines.
- Growing Conditions
Benguela Cove is one of the most sought-after Sauvignon Blanc terroirs in the Western Cape. The ocean-facing vineyards is situated on the cooler slopes of the property. With such unique terroir characteristics the grapes also have a unique story to tell, which is reflected in the wine. It has always been the view of the winemaker and viticulturist that Sauvignon Blanc is made in the vineyards, this wine being the perfect example. With its close proximity to the ocean results in a cooler median daytime temperature with cool maritime winds that caress the vineyards from midday. Our vineyards used for this wine are clone SB316 planted on shale and clay soils, all hand-picked in the cooler morning hours to retain the freshness of flavours.
- Food Pairing
Release the crisp citrus tones of this racy Sauvignon Blanc by pairing it with a caprese salad. The juicy tomato and basil enhances the wine’s acidity, while the
creamy mozzarella enhances its soft finish.
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