Circumstance Sauvignon Blanc 2018 75cl

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This Circumstance Sauvignon Blanc from Waterkloof gives bags of crushed laurel on the nose and some nuances of residual seaside salt. On the palate it has a big and textured pressence with some notes of stone fruits and hints of fennel. It is rich, monerally and showing even a slight rocky quality about it.

Living soils and a natural approach to winemaking means that each of the single-varietal wines in the Circumstance range is truly defined by the circumstances influencing the chosen varietal and vineyard blocks, including: soil, aspect, altitude and vintage. These factors combine to produce low yields, balanced grapes and wines with a true sense of place. The Sauvignon Blanc is from three windswept, south-facing (less sun exposure) blocks 270-300m above and a mere 2 miles from The Atlantic. The vines are 20 years old and production was a miserly 4 tons per hectare. Waterkloof follow a traditional, minimalistic approach in their gravitational cellar which means interfering as little as possible with the winemaking process. This allows the flavours prevalent in that specific vineyard to ultimately express themselves in the wine. To achieve this goal, all grapes are whole-bunch pressed, which ensures that juice is extracted in the gentlest way. The juice is then settled naturally for 24 hours. Naturally present wild yeast is employed to ferment the juice, mainly in old 600litre barrels (90%). This leads to a longer fermentation process with a slow release of aromas and a more structured palate. The natural fermentation process took 7-8 months to complete, after which the wine was left on the gross less for another 6 months. There are no added acid or enzymes during the winemaking process, with only a light filtration and a small addition of sulphur added as a preservative prior to bottling.

Food Pairing:
Ideal with fresh shellfish, oysters or crayfish on the grill. Would be fantastic with goat's cheese too.


wine type White
country South Africa
region Stellenbosch
wine style Aromatic White
wine grape Sauvignon Blanc
vintage 2018
strength 14.5%
wine country South Africa
wine region Stellenbosch

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    wine type White
    country South Africa
    region Stellenbosch
    wine style Aromatic White
    wine grape Sauvignon Blanc
    vintage 2018
    strength 14.5%
    wine country South Africa
    wine region Stellenbosch
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