The den, Sauvignon Blanc 2019
W.O. Coastal region
|Cultivar(s): Sauvignon blanc 100%|
|Analysis: Alc: 12.5% | R.S:2 g/l | T.A:5.9 g/l | Ph: 3.38|
Awards & accolades
- 3.5 stars, 84 points – Platter 2020
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.
A soft and full flavoured wine which balances cooler aromas of fynbos, green figs and minerality with warmer region tropical fruit aromas. 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.
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 or prawns.
This wine is produced from two vineyards, one in Darling and the other in the Swartland.
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 Darling and a warmer Swartland site. It received the best possible attention, being blanketed with CO2 throughout the crushing and pressing process.
This wine should be drunk within three years of vintage.