limited stock Strandveld Vineyards

Adamastor

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R 170

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750 ml (Standard)

2016


Cultivar:

54% Sauvignon Blanc, 46% Semillon

Country:

South Africa

Rating:

94 Points - Tim Atkin

Specifications:

13.00% alc vol Sugar g/l: 2.6
Type: White Wine, White Blend Cellaring Potential: 10 yrs
Origin: Cape Agulhas Appellation: Elim

Tasting Notes:

Typical Elim minerality and fynbos characters with citrus and white stone fruit. Full and creamy on the palate, with a combination of toasted oak flavours and a dry minerality on the aftertaste.

Citrus
Citrus

Fynbos
Fynbos

White Peach
White Peach

Flint Stones
Flint Stones

Adamastor, God of wind and storms is portrayed in the tempestuous weather Bartholomeu Diaz and other early explorers had to overcome when rounding Africa’s southernmost tip. The grapes for this wine come from a vineyard not far off the coast where Diaz first rounded the continent. Combinations of relentless winds and low yields lend themselves to this superb Bordeaux style Sauvignon blanc/ Semillon blend.

The winter of 2015 was recorded as one of the wettest for the Strandveld region in decades; this is quite opposite to the rest of the Western Cape which had a very hot, dry spell. Despite the wet, cool conditions in November we had a slightly bigger harvest than in 2015. Frequent black south-easter days in February caused some grey rot, but it was isolated and a small price to pay for cooler harvesting days. These conditions were also in stark contrast to the extreme heat and drought experienced throughout the province. The cooler harvest gave us ripe fruit at lower sugar and we find a beautiful balance between fruit flavour and acid in the 2016 wines.

Innovative winemaking techniques - the Sauvignon Blanc component was cold fermented with selected yeast strains in stainless steel tanks. The Semillon was barrel fermented and matured for 10 months on the lees in 500 litre mostly older French oak barrels.

The Semillon was barrel fermented and matured for 10 months on the lees in 500 litre mostly older French oak barrels.

Food pairing

Pine bough-roasted mussels.

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