Savage Wines

Salt River

2022
Stellenbosch
South Africa
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SEH-veg WINEZ SALT RIV-er
Varietal
Sauvignon Blanc
$18
Flavors & Quality
Grapefruit Grapefruit
Cut Grass Cut Grass
Saline Saline
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COLOR
Pale Straw Yellow
BODY
ACIDITY
SWEET
ALCOH.
13.5%
GRAPE(S)
Sauvignon Blanc
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Why this wine made the cut…
Quite possibly one of the best sauvignon blanc's we have had in this price range.
Piekenierskloof, South Africa
GRAPE VARIETAL(S)
Sauvignon Blanc
100% So-vee-NYON BLON
Sauvignon Blanc is grown throughout the world, and can have a wide range of aromas and flavors that vary depending on the terroir. It is most famous for White Bordeaux and the wines of the Loire Valley. The wines are typically Bright & Crisp, dry, and can vary from citrus fruit and pitted fruit, grass, mineral, herbs, and gooseberries. It is versatile with food, pairs particularly well with herbs and garlic, and is most famous for how well it marries with fresh goat cheese.
Country / State
South Africa
Region
Stellenbosch
Producer
Savage Wines
Winemaker(s)
Duncan Savage
Vintage
2022
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Savage Wines

Piekenierskloof

Duncan Savage started making his own wine as a side gig in 2011 while he was still the winemaker at Cape Point Vineyards. In 2016 he decided to focus on his eponymous brand, Savage wines. 

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After establishing his own winery, Mr. Savage purchased grapes from maritime and high-altitude sites that he knew well from his experience at Cape Point. He seeks to pick grapes early while they retain bright acidity, using whole clusters when the stalks are ripe, and practicing gentle extraction before aging the grapes in large oak barrels to help retain the individual character of the terroir. 

The wines of Savage are characterized by energy, restraint, and structure with very complex aromas and flavors that speak to the balance of nature and nurture.