La Motte Pierneef Sauvignon Blanc 2017
92% Sauvignon Blanc, 8% Semillon. The Sauvignon Blanc originates from vineyards in Elgin, Bot River, Elim and Napier. The Semillon comes from Elim. These vineyards fall under the new origin of Cape South Coast and are some of the most southerly vineyards in Africa.
Grapes harvested at between 20 and 22 degrees Brix. Left on lees for approximately 16 hours and fermentation was at approximately 14 °C. The wine was removed from the heavy lees and left on the fine lees for a 5-months period after which the blending process started. Thiol-driven, with specifically citrus flavours as well as green pepper and gooseberry flavours lingering in the background. The palate is elegant, with a mineral finish.