Featured Wine – Rietvallei Sauvignon Blanc
Forming part of our Classic Collection, the Rietvallei Sauvignon Blanc 2021 offers a versatile, refreshing white. It is a crisp, zesty wine that is perfect for summer. This wine has won numerous accolades in the past year alone, including the 2021 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards: Gold and the 2020 Winemag Sauvignon Blanc Report: Top 10 Status for the 2020 edition. Previous editions have been equally acclaimed, making this a popular choice for wine enthusiasts.
Sauvignon Blanc is produced from green-skinned grapes. The varietal originates from the Bordeaux region of France. Today, it is produced in top wine-growing destinations around the globe, including South Africa. Keep reading to find out more about the Rietvallei Sauvignon Blanc.
Rietvallei Sauvignon Blanc
Whether you are a wine enthusiast with a growing collection of fine wines or someone who simply enjoys good wine, Rietvallei Sauvignon Blanc is always a winner. This wine is versatile and easy to drink.
Its notes include fruits such as passion fruit and grapefruit, with grassy undertones and a hint of capsicum. On the palate, you will taste lingering flavours of minerals and green fig. Despite being a dry white, this wine is well-rounded and smooth. A well-balanced wine, it is not overly acidic. This makes it an excellent choice for those who aren’t overly fond of very dry wines, without adding too much sweetness that ruins its refreshing crispness.
As far as pairings go, a good Sauvignon Blanc is ideally enjoyed with seafood, fish, salads or chicken. It also goes well with smoked foods. Its refreshing notes make it a great choice for braais, lunches, brunches or other light meals. It can be paired with many cheese types, from cheddar to gouda or goats cheese.
To enjoy this wine to its fullest, serve chilled. Along with the Rietvallei Sauvignon Blanc 2021, you can also find additional Sauvignon Blanc editions in our Heritage, Burger Family Vineyards and John B collections.