Even though the first grapes were pressed in the country in 1659, South Africa has always been regarded as a New World wine-producing region. After decades of turbulence, the wine scene has found a new, confident voice and the country is now the source of incredibly exciting, unique wines. Terroir, old vines and a push towards sustainability and inclusion seem to be at the very core of South African wine production. From historical names to a plethora of uber-skilled new winemakers, South African wines reputation and standing is going from strength to strength.
Hailed a curvy, racy beauty from Antonio Galloni and a fascinating wine from Monica Larner, Sassicaia 2017 is one of the most anticipated releases of the year. Sassicaia 2017 is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc. In her preview assessment of the wine, Larner describes incredibly well the tension existing from vintner and vintage and how, like...more
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Only 3,000 bottles of the White Reserve are made per year. The Reserve is a blendy of 70% Sauvignon and 30% Semillon, with the Semillon having been fermented and then aged for 4 months in oak barrels. Lively aromas of lemon, lime, pinapple and almonds. The palate is broad with more tropical and passion fruit, zippy citrus notes and a...more
Bottle 75cl £29.22