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Circumstance Sauvignon Blanc Waterkloof 2016

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One Line Description Circumstance Sauvignon Blanc Waterkloof, biodynamic wine, 100% Sauvignon Blanc, Pouilly Fume style wine from Stellenbosch.
Production Method Natural, Organic, Biodynamic
Country South Africa South African
Region Stellenbosch, SA
Producer Waterkloof
Vintage 2016
Wine Type Dry White Wine
Wine Style Medium bodied
Grape Blend 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol 13% abv
Annual Production 10 - 20,000 bottles
Ageing Potential Delicious young, will age well over 5 yearsut has the quality and balance to age very well over 5-8 years
Production Detail Grapes are hand-harvested and brought to the cellar by horses for hand-sorting. Whole-bunch pressing then takes place in a basket press for the finest juice. Fermentation takes place spontaneously in old 600 litre barrels with wild yeast and the wine then
Special Features Vegan
Decanter Specialist Organic Wine Retailer 2017 Winner
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Circumstance Sauvignon Blanc Waterkloof, biodynamic wine, 100% Sauvignon Blanc, Pouilly Fume style wine from Stellenbosch. They call this lovely South African Sauvignon, the Pouilly Fume of Stellenbosch! Delicious crispy wine with steely minerality, notes of stone fruit and fennel. Much more Loire than many Cape Sauvignon Blanc and all the better for it!



The Waterkloof estate was founded in 2004, ending Paul Boutinot’s (of the epynomous importing business based in Gatley, Manchester!) persistent and uncompromising 10 year search for a vineyard site with the potential to produce truly fine wine with a defining sense of origin. Located on the south-facing slopes of Schapenberg Hill near Somerset in the Stellenbosch district of the Western Cape’s Coastal Region, Waterkloof shares its magnificent Atlantic views with free-roaming peacocks and other natural fauna and flora attracted to this haven. Certified Biodynamic by Demeter in 2015, very quickly after deciding to pursue natural farming, their vineyards are of only a few in the Cape to boast official biodynamic approval and status. The estate has 56 hectares under vine and Tim Atkin’s Cape Classification currently ranks Waterkloof as 5th Growth level. With production around 165,000 bottles per year, Waterkloof make honest wines from their unique biodynamic coastal site. Respect for nature, traditional wine making practices and minimal intervention are all key to their success. The wines have a lovely approachable drinkability, showing that biodynamic doesn't mean weird and funky. The wines please most palates but retain their own uniqueness and style, a testament to Mr Boutinot's understanding of wine and wine drinkers.

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