2021 Concours Mondial du Sauvignon
Gold Medal Dubourdieu Trophy – Best Sauvignon Blanc in the Competition
93 pts Tim Atkin MW 2021
Made from the same Elgin vineyard as the MCC bubbly – although it’s a Sauvignon Blanc rather than Chardonnay – this is very lightly wooded, with elderflower and nettle notes, some flinty reduction and crunchy acidity. 2021-24
The 2020 Tokara Elgin Reserve Collection Sauvignon Blanc has claimed its rightful place on the world stage as overall winner of the 12th Concours Mondial du Sauvignon in Brussels.
Best Sauvignon of the Competition and the only South African wine to bring home a trophy, Tokara Reserve Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2020 is a cool climate showstopper from Tokara’s Elgin vineyards and another feather in winemaker Stuart Botha’s cap.
“Originating from arguably the finest terroir in the country, the wine showcases an exquisite aromatic diversity. Headed up by creamy passion fruit and blackcurrant leaf, the nose is tantalising and demands a taste. Zesty green apples interplay with a creamy mid-palate and saline finish,” is how Botha describes this highly acclaimed gold medallist.
Excelling as best overall out of 1 200 wines from across the globe, is the crowning glory of the Ferreira family’s foresight to craft timeless wines over more than 20 vintages with international appeal that express their sense of place and distinct South African identity.
Sauvignon blanc has enjoyed a meteoric rise internationally in recent years. Its broad ranging flavour spectrum is considered one of the variety’s greatest assets. Winning best Sauvignon overall in this highly competitive arena is a major feat for Tokara, but also reaffirms the ability of South Africa to produce quality, world class Sauvignon blancs.
This 100% Sauvignon blanc is made from grapes grown on Tokara’s Highlands farm in Elgin. This wine is blended from a handful of the top performing blocks on this property each chosen for their exquisite flavour and aromatic profile.
The wine displays a stunning light straw colour with a brilliant green edge. The nose opens with aromas of Passion Fruit and lime juice subtly interplayed with Lemongrass and Elderflower. There is an amazing freshness as the wine enters the palate, with zesty green apple flavours leading to a creamy mid-palate and a lingering saline finish.