Wine of Origin: Western Cape
Blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Barrel ageing: 100% French oak for six months
Maturation: Will improve up to 15 years from date of vintage
Perfectly botrytised Sauvignon Blanc berries were handpicked and allowed skin contact overnight before being slowly pressed. The luscious juice was allowed to settle for two days before being racked to French oak barrels. After a lengthy fermentation the wine was left to mature on gross lees for six months. A light fining and filtration preceded bottling.
Pair with foie gras; Crêpes Suzette; Crème brûlée; Fruit based desserts like fruit tarts and flans, especially when they contain apple. A range of cheeses, particularly Roquefort.
Visually appealing, alive with hues of shimmering burnished copper. Powerfully aromatic, displaying cinnamon, stewed apples and wafts of oven-crisp pie crust. The palate is wonderfully intense with toffee apple flavours, quince paste and botrytis spice all accentuated by a lifted, pithy citrus aromatic which leads onto the bright and persistent finish.