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Fryer's Cove, Sauvignon Blanc, Bamboes Bay, 2020

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Fryer's Cove, Sauvignon Blanc, Bamboes Bay, 2020

From an extraordinary, isolated 6 hectare vineyard on limestone subsoils just 800 metres from the Atlantic Ocean on the outskirts of Strandfontein, a village on the Atlantic coast 300 kilometres north of Cape Town. The micro-climate is unusual:... Read More

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Fryer's Cove, Sauvignon Blanc, Bamboes Bay, 2020

ColourWhite

RegionBamboes Bay

GrowerFryer's Cove

Grape VarietySauvignon Blanc

Vintage2020

ABV13%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

CodeFRY120

Our Rating

Dry, Crisp

Dry > Sweet

Fryer's Cove

Fryer's Cove

Bamboes Bay, South Africa

On the outskirts of Strandfontein, a peaceful village on the Atlantic coast 300 kilometres north of Cape Town, lies a lonely 6 hectare vineyard just 800 metres from the Atlantic Ocean.

How it came to be there is a remarkable story. Viticulturist Jan "Ponk" van Zyl knew this area from his experience at the nearby...

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Sauvignon Blanc

Origins      

  • Probably in Bordeaux region
  • Parent of red grape Cabernet Sauvignon (established by DNA analysis)

Characteristics

  • Vigorous plant, so can be too leafy and overproductive
  • Aromas and flavours described as: herbaceous, grassy and nettley; Gooseberries; but can also show more tropical fruits...
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Fryer's Cove, Sauvignon Blanc, Bamboes Bay, 2020

From an extraordinary, isolated 6 hectare vineyard on limestone subsoils just 800 metres from the Atlantic Ocean on the outskirts of Strandfontein, a village on the Atlantic coast 300 kilometres north of Cape Town. The micro-climate is unusual: very often the vines here are blanketed in a thick sea-fog, whilst only a few kilometers away inland the sun may be shining and the temperature torrid. This is a remarkably intense and ageworthy SB, a Cape Pouilly-Fumé: gooseberry, lime and passion-fruit, checked by steely minerality. Now-2024

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