De Grendel Sauvignon Blanc 2022

Tasting Notes

Winery: De Grendel
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
SKU: DEGSAU2022 Categories: ,
Bottle Size: 750 ml
De Grendel Sauvignon Blanc 2022



91 pt Tim Atkin MW 2022

A wine with a deservedly huge following, De Grendel’s Sauvignon Blanc contains 8% Semillon in 2022. Fresh and unwooded, it has creamy lees, some phenolic grip from seven hours on skins, gooseberry, cut grass and passion fruit flavours and nice texture and bite.

4 Stars 2023 Platter’s South African Wine Guide

Always dependable team member & fan favourite. Fragrant pineapple, melon & nectarine on 22 (89 pts), 7% semillon adds breadth & mouthfeel to zippy unoaked palate. WO Cape Town.

Winemaker Notes

The Sauvignon Blanc vineyards are planted in well-drained blue shale at 200 metres above sea level on the Western slope of the Tygerberg, 7 kilometres from, and in sight of, the Atlantic Ocean. Employing the VSP trellis system, a typical harvest produces 7 to 8 tons per hectare.

Using analysis, phenolic ripeness and flavour compositions, grapes were handpicked in batches over a three-week period. When crushed, the grapes delivered a yield of 630 litres per ton. Following 6 hours skin contact, the juice was settled, racked and inoculated to ferment in tank at 14°C for 22 days. 80 days’ lees contact improved the wine’s flavour and body, followed by blending, protein stabilisation, cold stabilisation, and bottling.

A complex wine with layers of minerality and an ensemble of lime, tropical fruits, and fresh herbs. A well-balanced and delicate palate with a layered, long finish.

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