Cape Point Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2020
Cape Point, South Africa
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 Cape Town Sauvignon Blanc comes from vines at the bottom of the farm where longer hours of sunshine and less wind exposure makes for fruitier grapes and a fuller-flavoured wine. Made only in stainless steel and ageing for 3 months on the lees for complexity, this is hallmark Sauvignon Blanc that consistently punches well above its weight.
This new 2020 vintage was awarded 4.5 stars in the Platter's guide and 91 points from Tim Atkin MW.