Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc 2016

R 125.00

AWARDS  |  TASTING NOTES

The crisp, grassy De Grendel Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc was so named because the grapes used to make this wine are grown in the vineyard that sprawls out right next to the old coach house (‘koetshuis’ in Afrikaans) where the wagons of days gone by were once kept.

These grapes are blended with grapes from Darling to create the very fresh wine, with capsicum, asparagus and gooseberry flavours that was awarded Veritas Double Gold for the 2013 vintage.

The Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc grapes are handled differently in the vineyards as well as in the cellar to ensure a bigger and a bolder wine. It is picked riper, receives longer skin contact, longer cold settling as well as extended lees contact after fermentation with batonage on more frequent intervals.

The result is a wine that is stylistically different to our De Grendel Sauvignon Blanc in the sense that the wine leans more towards a fuller and richer style, with intense hints of minerality, gooseberries and green pepper on the nose and palate. Supported by a fresh acidity this wine is a full bodied white wine with a strong and long finish.

 

TASTING NOTES:

Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc 2016 - PDF

Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc 2015 - PDF 

Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc 2014 - PDF

Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc 2013 - PDF 

 

AWARDS:
2015

Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2015 Gold

Sakura Japan Women's Wine Awards 2016 Double Gold

2014
Platter’s   4½ stars

Vitis Vinifera Awards Double Gold

2013

Platter's  Stars

Vitis Vinifera Awards 2013 Trophy

Veritas Double Gold

2011
Platter’s   4½ stars
2010

Platter's 4½ stars

Veritas Double Gold

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