Cape Point Vineyards Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Cape Point, South Africa
Sauvignon Blanc 90%, Semillon 10%
The only wine farm on the Cape Point peninsula has a striking vantage point above the surf breaks of Noordhoek, less than a mile from the ocean. History books tell us there’s been a vineyard here since 1752 but the current farm was re-planted in 1996.
Their own ‘monopole’ (a single-producer appellation) was created in 1998 with the Cape Point Wine of Origin and the farm has since developed a reputation for the most remarkable Sauvignon Blanc in the Western Cape, now made by talented young winemaker Riandri Visser.
Their Reserve Sauvignon Blanc contains a small amount of Semillon too and comes from three vineyards on the Noordhoek property. Aged for 15 months in French oak barrels, the nose shows delicate floral elements, grapefruit, stone fruit and limes along with subtle wood spice from that well-integrated oak. This all follows to a rich textured palate all held together by a thrilling mineral backbone.
The wine shows great structure and will develop well over the next 5–10 years.