One of the major influences on the 2019 harvest was the preceding winter which saw 70% more rainfall than the previous year - one recognised as among the driest in the history of the Cape Winelands. An unexpected warm spell in June 2018 saw temperatures rising to above 30?C, pushing the vineyards to uneven budding and patchy ripening as the berries gained sugar and colour. Fortunately, the rest of the growing season was ideal for Sauvignon blanc. Cooler summer temperatures during December and January resulted in slower ripening resulting in grapes with low pH, excellent acidity and complex, concentrated flavours. An excellent Sauvignon blanc vintage indeed.
Simonsig Sunbird Sauvignon Blanc
With a brilliant clear colour, this Sauvignon blanc express intense aromas of passion fruit, gooseberries and guava with a floral hint. A complex palate of tropical fruit, bell peppers and freshly cut grass. Excellent structure is well complimented by fresh acidity and a lingering aftertaste.