Indaba Sauvignon Blanc
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An acidic spine supports the appealing tropical fruit aromas of Indaba Sauvignon Blanc, which lead to fresh and zesty lemon, lime and pineapple flavours.
There are also herbal undertones that are highlighted on the finish.
Country: South Africa
Region: Coastal Region & Breede River Valley
Subregion: Paarl-Perdeberg, Slanghoek, Philadelphia, Breedekloof & Stellenbosch
Grape Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Bottle Size: 75cl
Style: Citrus and tropical
Drink With: Eggs Florentine
The grapes for Indaba Sauvignon Blanc grapes were sourced from select vineyard sites in Paarl-Perdeberg (52%), Slanghoek (33%), Philadelphia (8%), Breedekloof (4%) and Stellenbosch (3%).
These were typically characterised by calcareous red Karoo clay and decomposed granite soils.
The age range of the vines was between 8-28 years with approximately one-fifth of these being dry farmed, low-yielding bush vines.
The herbal and zesty citrus character of the wine is due to the grapes from cooler coastal regions, while the fullness of flavour and tropical profiles is thanks to the warmer climate fruit.
The grapes for Indaba Sauvignon Blanc were crushed and gently pressed after being harvested in the cool morning hours.
Cold fermentation in stainless steel tanks took place after the juice was chilled and settled.
The wine was then aged for three months on its lees before blending and bottling.
From Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar:
Very pale straw.
Flowers, stone fruits and a tropical hint on the soft, welcoming nose.
Lush, broad and slightly sweet (4.5g/l residual sugar) with lime and mango flavours given shape by ripe, harmonious acidity.
A "warmer" blend of many sites.
Slightly saline on the finish. 87 Points