The den, Sauvignon Blanc 2017


W.O. Coastal region

Cultivar(s):Sauvignon blanc 100%
Analysis: Alc: 12.72% | R.S: 3.2g/l | T.A: 5.8g/l | Ph: 3.34

The story of this wine

The den wines are social wines to be enjoyed with friends and family. These wines are named for the den, the heart of all African wild dog communities. Flavour-packed, soft and juicy comfort wines for every day drinking.

Jenny Metelerkamp produced a fine Painted Wolf ink drawing for the label.

Tasting notes

A bright zippy wine with typical Sauvignon Blanc aromas of gooseberry, fresh cut grass and figs. A delicious and refreshing glass of wine which is perhaps our best Sauvignon blanc to date. This Sauvignon has a round textured mouth feel, great balance and fresh supple acidity. The Den wines are comfort wines, and this wine delivers just that.

Food suggestions

The den Sauvignon Blanc is delicious on its own or with simply served oysters on the half shell with brown bread and butter. Make yourself a lovely summer salad with mixed greens, figs, green grapes, radishes, chevin cheese and a mustard vinaigrette and pull up a large glass of this wine.  Excellent with peri- peri chicken and chips.

The vineyard

This wine is produced from a number of vineyards in Daring and Swartland.

Winemaking

Great care has been taken to ensure that the grapes were picked at the correct time.

It is blended from grapes grown on a cooler vineyards site in Daring and a warmer Swartland site. It received the best possible attention, being blanketed with CO2 throughout the crushing and pressing process. 15% of this wine was barrel fermented in new 500 litre French barrels

Ageing potential

This wine should be drunk within four to five years of vintage.