4 ½ Stars 2023 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
A remarkable range of options for sauvignon lovers in the Diemersdal portfolio. This is unoaked & unfiltered, from estate’s highest site, capturing the essence of Durbanville grapes. 22 (94 pts) complex, poised, the slate character balanced by creaminess from time on lees.
91 pts Tim Atkin MW 2022
Hats off to Thys Louw for producing 70,000 litres of a Sauvignon Blanc that’s as good as this one, sourced from various vineyards on his large Durbanville farm. Intense, stony and refreshing, with good ripeness and texture, a flinty top note and layers of lime, grapefruit and gooseberry. 2022-26
Focused and refined, this wine is made from the highest vineyard block on Diemersdal from where Table Mountain and False Bay can be seen. Hand-harvesting of limited fruit volumes ensures true varietal expression of Diemersdal’s dryland-farmed Sauvignon Blanc.
Gentle slopes exposed to the micro-climate of the Atlantic Ocean results in the vineyards being influenced by the cool air-flows and morning mists so typical of a maritime climate. In summer a firm south-eastern wind fans the vines ensuring temperate and sunny ripening conditions. Along with dryland farming on soils of decomposed granite with a high clay content, the vines offer intensely flavoured
fruit, resulting in wines of elegance, character and structure.
Purity of fruit is the most pronounced feature of this wine. Made from elevated Sauvignon Blanc vineyards at close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean. Notes of citrus zest and lime, paving the way for tropical fruit on the mid-palate, featuring vibrant hints of passion-fruit and gooseberry. Powerful yet elegant, this award winning Sauvignon Blanc combines focus and complexity with the appeal and charm expected from a white wine of true class and a real taste of place.