Indaba Sauvignon Blanc
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A crowd pleaser, this easy drinking Sauvignon Blanc displays appealing citrus and tropical fruit aromas that lead to a fresh, invigorating palate of pineapple, lemon-lime, mango and green fig. Backed by a solid acidity, herbal undertones shine through on the mineral-tinged finish.and luscious tropical fruit.
With the origin of this wine coming from a spectrum of vineyard areas, great complexity has been achieved for a remarkably affordable price.
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: Asparagus, goat's cheese, shellfish or simply by itself.
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.
Why we like this wine
Sauvignon Blanc is not normally very impressive at the lower end of the market but this wine definitely breaks the rule. Thanks to a wide variety of fruit origins, the wine has complexity and depth of flavour while retaining all of the Sauvignon Blanc character. It's fresh as a daisy with mouth-watering fruit flavours and is great to drink either by itself or with foods such as asparagus, goat's cheese or shellfish.
- Drinks well above its price tag
- Great Sauvignon varietal expression
- Fresh and vibrant
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