2021 Painted Wolf Lightning Sauvignon Blanc

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2021 Painted Wolf Lightning Sauvignon Blanc

This range of wines comprises small-volume, premium wines from exclusive and sustainably-farmed vineyards.

This wine is named for the charismatic 'Lightning' Kruger National Park's most famous painted wolf & dedicated to the conservation of African Wild Dogs and their natural habitat.

Total Production 2,300 bottles

Tasting Notes

This is an elegant, layered Sauvignon Blanc, reminiscent of a dry white Bordeaux. A sophisticated, rich wine with layers of citrus, straw and minerality, herbal notes and a hint of creamy vanilla. 

Lightning Sauvignon Blanc

Background

Driven by true expression and focus, this Sauvignon blanc exudes the characteristic cool climate that allows delicious aromatics and a fresh minerality with added texture. This ensures that every glass is a work of art showcasing a defined terroir expression.

The Vineyards

The Sauvignon Blanc grapes came from the beautiful Vaalvlei vineyard in Stanford, which is close to the ocean and has decomposed granite soil. The Semillon is from Robert Stanford vineyard.

Winemaking

The grapes for this wine were hand-picked, hand-sorted and whole-bunch pressed. Fermented in large French oak barrels and an ‘egg’ using wild yeast only. The wine also went through malolactic conversion. 

Awards

  • Platter’s Wine Guide 2021: 4.5 stars
  • Concours Mondial du Sauvignon 2021: Gold  

Alan's Personal Tasting Notes

"Just amazing! One of these multi-layered wines that just keeps on giving. There’s a layer of fresh citric fruit alongside a different layer of riper fruit salad fruit - then a layer of deeper flavours probably due to some lees stirring or maybe a dollop of Semillon in the blend? Then comes a layer of creamy toast probably due to some oak maturation - and also a seamless layer of acidity running through it. Flavoursome, complex and well balanced. Drinks very well on its own - fresh enough for shellfish and seafood and creamy enough for a saucy chicken pasta dish - a real delight which shows winemaker Jeremy Borg as a genius in my palate." December 2022

 

 


Specifications

Year 2021
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar 88% Sauvignon Blanc 12% Semillion
Country South Africa
Alcohol content
13% alc vol 
Units of alcohol per bottle 9.75 units
Type White Wine
Cellaring Potential

This wine will continue to develop over the next 3-4 years.

Allergen Information Contains Sulphites
Food Matches

Enjoy this wine chilled, on its own, or create a symphony by pairing it with light dishes such as shellfish, poultry or salads.

Appellation W.O. Walker Bay