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Sauvignon Blanc thrives in chilly, coastal
vineyards, like those of South Africa’s
Western Cape, the source of this zesty white.
What You Need To Know
Cape Point Vineyards is the only
winery on the Cape Peninsula, a narrow, rocky strip of land that
ends at the Cape of Good Hope, Africa’s extreme southwestern
tip. Here, icy Atlantic currents meet the warmer waters of the
Indian Ocean. As with vineyards on the coasts of New Zealand and
Chile, the sea-chilled climate makes the Cape perfect territory
for Sauvignon Blanc. Cape Point Vineyards’ respected winemaker
Duncan Savage (who has his own tiny label on the side, Savage
Wines) offers an expert hand with the variety, here highlighting its
grassy, mineral side. Fermenting some of the wine in barrels
(as opposed to stainless steel tanks) gives it an unusually round
texture, as does adding a touch of Sémillon, a white variety
traditionally blended with Sauvignon Blanc in Bordeaux.
Aromas of freshly cut
grass and melon.
Zesty, round grapefruit, herb
and lime flavors.
Seafood of all sorts,
plus salads and tangy
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FOOD & WINE Wine Club. For all states other than Texas, all credit card payments will be authorized by Global Wine Company located at 1401 Los Gamos Dr. #230, San Rafael, CA 94903, for the benefit of each retailer. All wine sales are made by a licensed retailer in compliance with state laws and the licensed retailer assures all involved that it fully complies with all states laws applicable to it. Due to state laws, wine can be purchased only be adults age 21 or older. Wine may be shipped only to legal adults. We currently ship to the following states: CA, ID, LA, MO, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, OR, WV, WY. Further, in the following states, all orders accepted by and sales made by licensed in-state retailers: AZ, CO, CT, DC, FL, HI, IA, IL, IN, MA, MI, MN, NJ, NY, OH, VA, WA. In Texas, all wine will be sold by Texas licensed winery, Landon Winery, located at 2508 Lee Street, Greenville, TX, 75401, Phone: 1-903-454-7878.