Trizanne Signature Wines White Sondagskloof 2018
Says the winemaker, Trizanne: “I have been making Sauvignon blanc in a similar fashion for the last 20 years, so I decided to flip the process on its head… And sometimes luck is on your side.”
50% of grapes were fermented on skins in an open top fermenter with daily punch downs until dry after which it was basket pressed and racked to new 500L French oak. The other 50% was whole bunched pressed and fermented in older French oak. Both parcels were blended together after 6 months in oak and racked back to barrel for a further 10 months of maturation. Thereafter bottling took place in July 2019.
Tim Atkin MW: ‘A new wine from a new region for the talented Trizanne Barnard, this is a wonderful Sauvignon Blanc, right up there with the most complex examples of the variety in South Africa. Combining skin and barrel-fermented components, with wild yeasts adding another dimension, this has notes of hay, aromatic spices, grapefruit, fresh toast, and impressive palate length. 2020-24’- 95 points.