Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Sauvignon Blanc 2006 is the second vintage made of grapes handpicked from terroir-specific vineyards – Alexanderfontein in Darling, Myrtle Grove in Somerset- West and Lutouw near Koekenaap in the Lutzville area. The prime positioning, cool climates and fertile soil of these promising vineyards offered winemaker Kobus Gerber the perfect grapes rich in ripe tropical fruit flavours to work with in the cellar. The wine was treated reductively to capture the lively flavours of Sauvignon blanc, whilst lees contact has enhanced the mouth feel adding greater depth to the already concentrated fruit flavours.
“Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Sauvignon Blanc 2006 is a complex wine that shows a rich mixture of classic gooseberry, asparagus, passion fruit and mango aromas on the nose, whilst the palate is dominated by herbaceous flavours,” is how Gerber describes this enticing wine.
Its predecessor, the Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Sauvignon Blanc 2005 scooped a Grand D’Or medal at last year’s Michelangelo International Wine Awards.
Inspired by nature, the premier Fleur du Cap Unfiltered range is a collection of superbly balanced wines set apart by their superior quality and elegance. Handpicked in the vineyard and handcrafted in the cellar with minimal human interference by a devoted team at The Bergkelder, these new generation wines capture and reflect the unbridled expression and quality of the grape. Owing to the hands-on approach in the cellar, these wines are not filtered resulting in rich, complex wines that simply abound with fruit and flavour.
Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Sauvignon Blanc 2006 is a delightful taste partner to seafood, rich and creamy soups as well as game dishes. This enchanting Sauvignon Blanc retails at around R75 per bottle.