Thursday, June 07, 2018

MENU's Wine of the Week. First Sighting Sauvignon blanc 2017

Served to us with lunch at the recent 2018 Shiraz SA Awards lunch at Rhebokskloof, Strandveld Vineyards First Sighting Sauvignon Blanc 2017 was awarded a Platinum medal and scored 97 points at the Decanter World Wine Awards on 29th May 2018. No white wine has ever scored this high. (Only 149 Platinum medals were awarded this year of which 5 went to South African wines)

We also loved it, it's a typical Elim Sauvignon Blanc from some of the most southernmost vineyards in South Africa. Crisp and full, it shows a good balance between cool climate and warmer areas Sauvignon, showing both citrus and tropical flavours, with a buchu hint. It is refreshing and an excellent food wine. 15% semillon is added and it adds richness and minerality. And a bargain if you can still find it, as it sells for under R100 a bottle. 

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