2020 Harry Hartman Summer Sauvignon Blanc

17.65 14.59
Type of Wine White
Country South Africa
Region Western Cape
Appellation Elgin (Appellation)
Winery Harry Hartman
Year 2020
Grape Sauvignon Blanc
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (13.5%)
Drink window 2022 - 2026
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Let's drink to another great wine that is part of the Harry Hartman repertoire - the Harry Hartman Summer Sauvignon Blanc Wild Fermented. This time with a wine that celebrates summer, the label alone will have you picking up the bottle and turning it slowly to enjoy the swallows flying into view. The textured label is also a subtle hint to the wild fermented style of Sauvignon Blanc, which will already spark the imagination and expectation of something different. Coming from the Cape's south coast, there is a brightness to the fruit, indicating a cooler climate. The wine is nuanced with a peppery character, white tea, notes of lemongrass and delicious citrus aromas. The fruit in this cool-climate sauvignon blanc is clean and inviting, supported by a perpetual herbaceous note that blows away as the wine evolves in your glass, leaving a more delicate floral perfume. Gourmets will also enjoy the pleasant sobriety that introduces layers of almond and forest floor.

The Harry Hartman Summer Sauvignon Blanc Wild Fermented is a top sauvignon blanc that has more similarities with French Loire wines than with the often very pronounced citrus-like New Zealand brother or sister. A beautiful wine with a risotto or pasta vongole.

The vineyards come from the Elgin & Bot River with a wild natural fermentation of 100% Sauvignon Blanc (so with the yeasts that occur naturally on the grape). Some of the grapes come from Elgin and the rest from the Bot River region. Elgin fruit has higher acidity, which contributes to the more citrus notes and makes the wine more linear. Bot River fruit is rounder, with bigger tropical notes. The two plots are fermented separately in stainless steel tanks. Stirring of lees with its yeasts (sur lie) only during the first 6 to 8 months. After that, the wine stays in stainless steel for at least 4 months before it is bottled and then the wine is bottled for another 3 months.

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Type of Wine White
Country South Africa
Region Western Cape
Appellation Elgin (Appellation)
Winery Harry Hartman
Grape Sauvignon Blanc
Biological certified No
Vegan No
Year 2020
Drinking as of 2022
Drinking till 2026
Alcohol % 13.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging No
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Screw cap
Tasting Profiles Aromatic, Dry, Fresh, Fruity, Green & grassy, Tense, Tropical fruit, White fruit
Drink moments Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Summer party, Terras
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