John B Sauvignon Blanc 2022 Ready To Please
In its existence of almost 20 years, the Rietvallei lifestyle range John B has become synonymous with over-delivery in quality and character for a more informal wine brand. And the latest vintage release, the Sauvignon Blanc 2022 promises to even outdo its predecessors, according to winemaker-owner Kobus Burger.
Having just been bottled as this year’s first delivery from a protracted and challenging harvest season, this wine not only promises to be particularly palate-pleasing, as has become customary for the estate’s award-winning Sauvignon Blanc wines, it shows very exciting, vibrant flavour features.
“I am very excited about this year’s release,” said Kobus. “The flavours show more prominent passion fruit and guava in addition to Rietvallei’s typically more green Sauvignon Blanc tones. Also on the nose, lemon zest and grapefruit with the tropical fruit, which follow through on the palate with a touch of grassiness and minerality – all ending in a crisp, long-lasting aftertaste.”
“One hopes this unpretentious little gem is a sign that Rietvallei can look forward to continue its remarkable run of competition successes in recent years – thanks to this year’s smaller but characterful and concentrated grape yield.
“We do indeed expect more exceptional quality Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc under the Estate Range – all still developing on the lees in the cellar and to be bottled later in the year.”
The rest of the John B range comprises a Cabernet Sauvignon-Tinta Barocca, a Rosé made from Cinsaut and two sparkling wines, Brut Chardonnay and Brut Rosé. Both the Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon-Tinta Barocca are now also available in handy 3-litre cartons.
This lifestyle brand aimed at everyday enjoyment, was inspired by the late Rietvallei patriarch Johnny Burger – a colourful and down-to-earth but influential Robertson wine personality.
Die rest of Rietvallei’s diverse portfolio of 20 wines, comprises the Heritage Collection, Classic Collection and Burger Family Vineyards – all available on-line for countrywide delivery or on the Estate, just off the R60 in the picturesque Robertson Valley.
JOHN B SAUVIGNON BLANC 2022
Residual Sugar: 2.9 g/l
Acidity: 8.1 g/l
VA: 0.56 g/l
Total Extract: 24.9 g/l
Total SO²: 128 mg/l
Free SO²: 44 mg/l
A perfect partner for any seafood, salads and light meals. Visit our online store to try our John B Sauvignon Blanc 2022.