4 ½ Stars 2021 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
Three months on lees & splash barrel-fermented semillon add to palate weight in 20 (93 pts), redolent with scrubby fynbos, refreshing with granadilla & grapefruit, ending with a pinch of white pepper, lingering oystershell impression.
A wine grown high up on the foothills of the Groenlandberg in the cool climate of Elgin resulting in slow ripening that develops beautiful, zesty tropical fruit.
With the cool climate of Elgin resulting in a delayed ripening time, our Sauvignon Blanc is allowed to mature in the vineyard where other warmer regions do not have this luxury. Reductive winemaking with cool fermentation temperatures results in a wine bursting with beautiful depth of fruit.
Oak Valley ‘Fountain of Youth’ Sauvignon Blanc expresses fruit aromas of blackcurrant, granadilla and ripe melons. Flavours of tropical fruit persist on the palate, particularly papaya, litchi and gooseberries. A lovely long finish compliments the dense palate