“Sauvignon Blanc is extremely site specific. Many… are made from grapes grown in areas not wholly suitable, resulting in mediocre wines… (T)his wine is a superb example of a Sauvignon Blanc from the ideal terroir,” reads the back label of Cape Point Vineyards Woolworhths Exclusive Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2012.
You would however be wrong if you thought the grapes came from the Noordhoek vineyards normally associated with this producer. It’s officially designated Wine of Origin Western Cape and according to the current edition of Platter’s, the grapes are from Durbanville.
Regardless, it’s a smart wine. A certain floral fragrance on the nose but also lime through white peach to granadilla. Really rich and succulent, tangy acidity lending balance, the finish particularly long. It placed among the winners in the FNB Top 10 Sauvignon Blanc Awards last year and is really drinking well now.