Hermanuspietersfontein Nr 7 Sauvignon Blanc 2013
Wine of Origin: Sondagskloof
Winery Location: Hermanus
Winemaker: Bartho Eksteen
Background: As you approach the popular seaside town of Hermanus you will find a delightful winery called Hermanuspietersfontein. The name perhaps maybe a tongue twister but is in fact the original name for Hermanus.
In 1815 Hermanus Pieters, a popular Dutch Farm School teacher, taught the children from the Hemel en Aarde valley. He set up camp near a spring (fontein) amongst the milkwood trees and so the area was known as ‘Hermanus Pieters se Fontein”.
Wine maker of the Nr.7 2013 and the “King of Sauvignon” himself, Bartho Eksteen, has made no less than five Sauvignon Blancs under the Hermanuspietersfontein label. The nr.7 was fermented in stainless steel tanks and left on the lees for 6 months, after which a small amount of wooded Semillon was added prior to bottling.
Result:This cool restrained style of Sauvignon has lovely fresh aromas of apple and asparagus with hints of tinned peas. The palate is rich, concentrated and boasts lovely citrus and clean gooseberry flavours complete with lingering fruit on the dry finish.
When to drink: now until 2017
Drink with what: Lovely to pair roasted cherry tomato and goats cheese tartlets or even with a glass or two enjoyed with smoked salmon and a drop of lemon.
Expect to pay: R107,50
Wine Concepts is hosting its 12th year of its exclusive Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon Festival which takes place in Cape Town at The Vineyard Hotel in Claremont on Friday 26th September from 17h00 to 20h00.
What can be considered as a very niche selection of just two varieties, this popular annual festival gives the wine lover the opportunity to taste and compare over 50 of the current vintage Sauvignons.
Big Brother Cabernet Sauvignon will also be putting in an appearance with an interesting selection of new releases. Another feature of the Festival is the opportunity to buy the showcased wines at special prices from Wine Concepts for the duration of the show.
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