Southern Right Sauvignon Blanc 2019
"...pungent bell pepper and light asparagus notes, good weight and a tangy, marmalade-tinged finish whose residual salinity beckons you back for more. Excellent." Neal Martin
|Grape Blend||Sauvignon Blanc 100%|
Southern Right's 2019 Sauvignon Blanc is a classy South African Sauvignon Blanc from the renowned Hamilton Russell estate.
Named after the rare Southern Right whales that visit the nearby bay, this small, quality-led operation is now making big waves. Given the cool maritime location it is essentially Old World in style with lovely defined minerality and purity. And if you need any more reason to buy this fine South African wine, then it must be noted that for every bottle sold, the estate will donate to the conservation of the whales.
"The 2019 Southern Right Sauvignon Blanc underwent a small natural ferment in barrel. It has quite a punchy nose, the nettle, gooseberry and Granny Smith apple aromas storming from the glass. The palate is fresh and lively on the entry. As usual, this is a somewhat uncompromising Sauvignon Blanc with pungent bell pepper and light asparagus notes, good weight and a tangy, marmalade-tinged finish whose residual salinity beckons you back for more. Excellent." Neal Martin
"Southern Right is a small Pinotage and Sauvignon Blanc specialist located on a strikingly beautiful 448 ha property in the cool, maritime, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley appellation, just behind the old fishing village Hermanus. The Sauvignon blanc remains a local and international best seller with its classic, tight minerality complementing the prominent varietal fruit." Tim Atkin MW