2021 Buitenverwachting Sauvignon Blanc

13.45 11.12
Type of Wine White
Country South Africa
Region Western Cape
Appellation Constantia (Appellation)
Winery Buitenverwachting
Year 2021
Grape Sauvignon Blanc
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14%)
Drink window 2022 - 2024
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In the beautiful Constantia area, owner Lars Maack, together with winemaker Brad Paton, actually only produces wines in the top segment: fresh and full-bodied wines. The slow maturing climatic conditions with cold nights and modest daytime temperatures translate into fresh, crisp and full-bodied wines.

The Buiten Expectation Sauvignon Blanc is a line from their top series. The Sauvignon Blanc is 100% matured on stainless steel but then Sur Lie and at a cold / cool temperature so that the wine can mature and age quietly and this ensures that this wine can become even more beautiful with some aging in the bottle (6 years is no problem). In the glass, Buiten Expectation Sauvignon Blanc has a pale lemon yellow color. This is a very nice Sauvignon Blanc with enormous complexity and aromas of gooseberries, green pepper, green figs and grassy notes. The beautiful acidity gives a wonderfully fresh and dry character. Long lasting aftertaste.

The Great Hammersma: 9-
Not entirely unexpected: a bright green version. It is a style that several winemakers in South Africa adhere to. Gives their white a different kick than their counterparts from the Loire or those never-ending types from New Zealand. Thus: green apple, green as grass, green herbs, green tomatoes, green (yet ripe) bell pepper, gooseberries not too ripe and yuzu acids crackle and taste.

Vineyard for 2021 Buitenverwachting Sauvignon Blanc

The history of the South African winery Buitenverwachting goes back to 1773. Wijnhuis Buitenverwachting introduced the concept of environmentally friendly agriculture, which is better for the land, the worker and less pollution. From 1773, this winery has had no fewer than 16 owners, some of whom have faced many debts. Despite this history, the winery flourished in 1825, led by Ryk Arnoldus Cloete, brother of the famous Henry of Constantia. In 1981, when the winery was owned by the Mueller family, the vineyards were explored, which led to extensive replanting of the various vineyards. This led to the largest harvest ever for Buitenverwachting in 1985. The winery has since undergone many modernizations, including a completely renovated winery.

More Information
Type of Wine White
Country South Africa
Region Western Cape
Appellation Constantia (Appellation)
Winery Buitenverwachting
Grape Sauvignon Blanc
Biological certified No
Vegan No
Year 2021
Drinking as of 2022
Drinking till 2024
Alcohol % 14
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Tasting Profiles Aromatic, Dry, Fresh, Fruity, Green & grassy, Light, Tense, Tropical fruit, White fruit
Drink moments Borrelen, Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Summer party, Terras, Voor alledag
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