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Bergsig Sauvignon Blanc


”One grape variety that has really found its feet in recent years is Sauvignon Blanc” writes Will Lyons of The Scotsman, especially from the 2008 vintage which ”will be remembered as a low-sugar year with premium quality fruit and lower yields than ususal … it’s the Sauvignon Blanc that really excites” he adds.

This fine example of Sauvignon Blanc, is the work of the well-established Bergsig estate. This medal-winning winery has been in the same family for the last 150 years. Today, sixth-generation De Wet Lategan, who has been honoured with South Africa’s prestigious ‘Young Winemaker of the Year’ award, is at its helm. The estate lies in the beautiful Breede River Valley in Worcester, with the Du Toitskloof mountains dominating the views and forming a spectacular backdrop to the vineyards, over which flocks of white egrets and ibis fly.

This area is ideal for growing vines which benefit from a dry, warm microclimate with cooling coastal breezes, ensuring the grapes achieve maximum ripeness and richness. De Wet has used pure Sauvignon Blanc, cool fermented in stainless steel to produce a crisp white with plenty of zip and ripe, zesty-fresh fruit.

Colour – Pale lemon with youthful greenish glints.
Aroma – Vibrant lemon, lime, white flower and freshly-cut grass aromas .
Taste – Citrus-fresh and zingy with an underlying herbaceous character.

Serving suggestions
This refreshing wine will be delicious with a large plate of seafood, crab and chilli pasta, a fennel and orange salad or a lightly creamy carrot and coriander soup.

Type:Still White Wine Country:South Africa Appellation:Breede River Valley WO
Grape Type:Sauvignon Blanc Drink Before:End of 2009 Style:Dry
Alcohol:12% Bottle Size:75cl Bottle Bottle Code:27071