2019 Cape Point Sauvignon Blanc

2019 Cape Point Sauvignon Blanc

This 2019 Cape Point Sauvignon Blanc is from South Africa – Cape Peninsula area.

Appearance

This 2019 Cape Point Sauvignon Blanc is clear and pale straw in color.

Aroma/Nose

Clean, green pepper mixed with grass hit the nose immediately. This is followed by citrus fruits like lime, lemon and a definite dominant pineapple. This wine is youthful.

Tasting

This Cape Point Sauvignon Blanc is dry with a medium body and high acidity. Notes of citrus lemon, lime and pineapple all follow the nose to the palate. There is a nice asparagus type of note as well, which gives this wine a little more depth than prior vintages we have tasted. The finish is long and green.

Overall Experience

I thought the 2019 Cape Point Sauvignon Blanc is a great wine. Definitely shows off that green character South Africa is known for. The nose previewed the palate perfectly so no real surprises. Great refreshing wine for the summer or any night for that matter where you do not want something too heavy.

Pairings

Food – Seafood, Crab Cakes in particular.

Cigar – Flores y Rodriguez Cabinet Selección Habano

Wine Publication Ratings

Wine Advocate – 90pts.

Winemakers Tasting Notes

A delightful reminder of freshly picked apricots, ripe pears, golden delicious apples and granadilla sorbet on the nose. The aroma continues to unveil limes and orange blossom with a hint of fynbos and dried herbs. These aromas follow through on the palate with a refreshingly bright acidity and a long lingering fruity finish.

This wine will drink beautifully now, but the generosity of fruit will last for months to come after which it will continue to develop more tertiary aromas such as dried fruits over the next 2-5 years.

Best enjoyed with fresh line fish, oysters, sushi, crayfish and summer dishes in general.

The grapes come from selected vineyard parcels which showcase more fruit driven aromas. The grapes are hand-picked, destemmed and gently crushed into a press. The juice is allowed to settle naturally over 24 hours after which we inoculate with selected yeast to enhance our fruit profile. Fermentation takes place at 14 to 16 Celsius. After fermentation the wine is left on the fermentation lees for 3 months with regular mixing to enhance the mouth feel.

About Cape Point Vineyard (Source: Cape Point Website)

Cape Point Vineyards is an Award Winning Wine Estate with a restaurant and function venue with sea and mountain views in Cape Town.

Cape Point Vineyards is uniquely located in Noordhoek in the Cape Point Peninsula where our close proximity to the ocean and the ancient soils of the Table Mountain Range not only provides a phenomenal setting, but also a terroir ideal for the production of world-class Sauvignon Blanc that is strong in minerality and complexity.

2019 Cape Point Sauvignon Blanc