12.5% | SOUTH AFRICA

Grapes for this authentic Sauvignon Blanc come from cool, windswept, coastal vineyards, resulting in naturally balanced grapes and wild yeast ferments with additions avoided. Fabulous seaside Sauvignon. Fresh and zesty...
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Grapes for this authentic Sauvignon Blanc come from cool, windswept, coastal vineyards, resulting in naturally balanced grapes and wild yeast ferments with additions avoided.

Fabulous seaside Sauvignon. Fresh and zesty with grassy and dry bay leaf aromatics, fynbos (indidgenous South African bush), mineral notes, with hints of richness. This is a restrained Sauvignon Blanc with a palate that has lots of minerality and citrus with just a touch of green pepper and grass.

False Bay Windswept Sauvignon Blanc stems from vineyards in Stellenbosch, some of which are a mere 3 miles from The Atlantic Ocean. These vineyards allow for low yields, slower ripening, natural acidity and a greater concentration of flavours. If one wants to make sauvignon blanc naturally, these are just the type of grapes required. Made by Waterkloof's talented young Cellarmaster Nadia Barnard. Balanced grapes are hand harvested, then a portion of the juice is fermented spontaneously with wild yeast and the rest is inocculated. The wine spends a minimum of 6 months on lees before bottling. No additions other than sulphur as a preservative. Grown, made and bottled in South Africa. Vegan friendly wine. False Bay - Real Wine.

False Bay Vineyards is named after the bay which frames Waterkloof’s eagle’s view from the top of the Schapenberg Hill outside Somerset West. As an extension of this estate’s wine portfoliowhich fully adheres to the philosophy of uncompromised quality and exceptional value for money, the False Bay Vineyards ranges offer wines of character that capture Cape terroir and place at an affordable, everyday price. Grapes are sourced from the wealth of excellent vineyards in and around the Cape Winelands and this collection of easy-drinking yet quality driven wines are crafted by a passionate team led by winemaker Nadia Barnard, a traditionalist at heart and custodian of the Waterkloof Cellar.

“We all love fine wine, but not always the price”

The meticulously selected sites include the Perdeberg, Stellenbosch and Schapenberg regions which impart delicious flavours and crisp natural acidity to the wine. These vineyards allow for slower ripening, a greater natural concentration of flavours and a long finish. Depending on the slopes and the fertility of the soils in these areas, flavour profiles can range from the more tropical gooseberry and lychee to racy green pepper, or even herbaceous asparagus. Although further from the coast, the whole of Table Bay is visible from the Perdeberg vineyard used.

Made by Waterkloof's talented young Cellarmaster Nadia Barnard. From the 2015 vintage they upgraded the fruit source for this wine to the more coastal hills of Stellenbosch. This windswept Sauvignon Blanc is not concocted from over-croppped grapes, nor pumped up on clever winemaking additives. This authentic wine comes from cool, windswept, ocean-facing vineyards. These gems give up meagre yields of small berries, imbued with their own natural acidity and intensity. Balanced grapes are hand harvested, then a portion of the juice is fermented spontaneously with wild yeast and the rest is inocculated. The wine spends a minimum of 5 months on lees before bottling. No additions other than sulphur as a preservative. Grown, made and bottled in South Africa. Vegan friendly wine. False Bay - Real Wine

Perfect with a host of Mediterranean dishes, or with Chinese squid or Thai fish dishes.

Press Quotes 2016 Vintage: "From Schapenberg and ocean-facing Stellenbosch vines, 16 packs a lime and goosberry punch, green apple adding freshness, some weight from lees-ageing." Platter's South African Wine Guide 2017 - 3.5 stars

Key Facts

Size
75cl
Grapes
Sauvignon Blanc
Country
South Africa
Region
Coastal Region
Vintage
2020
ABV %
12.5%
Organic
No
Vegan
Yes

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