Peacock Wild Ferment Sauvignon Blanc, Stellenbosch - Boutinot
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Peacock Wild Ferment Sauvignon Blanc, Stellenbosch 2020

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False Bay Vineyards

Peacock Wild Ferment Sauvignon Blanc is concentrated, classy and complete.

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An independent company, owned by Waterkloof founder Paul Boutinot, False Bay Vineyards aims to make 'real' wine...

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Production

The grapes for Peacock Wild Ferment Sauvignon Blanc are sourced from the coolest, most coastal area of Stellenbosch: The Schapenberg. In this cooler and more windswept area the variety produces lower yields and has a longer ripening time, ensuring balanced flavours, fine poise and a long finish. The Helderberg and Schapenberg are also known for the large expanses of indigenous flora (fynbos and proteas) and fauna such as caracal, bat eared foxes, leopards and of course, peacocks. In fact, four of South Africa's twenty WWF Biodiversity & Wine Initiative Champions (which includes Waterkloof amongest their number) are located on the Schapenberg and Helderberg alone. In addition to sourcing fruit from neighbouring vineyards, there is also a portion of wine from Waterkloof's biodynamic vineyard used in the Peacock Wild Ferment range. Made by Waterkloof's talented young Cellarmaster Nadia Barnard. Low yielding vines from Schapenberg sauvignon blanc vineyards are hand harvested. Grapes are then whole-bunch pressed in a horizontal basket press for only the finest juice. Fermentation takes place spontaneously with wild yeast and the wine then spends an extended period on the lees before bottling. No additions other than sulphur. Vegan friendly wine.

Tasting notes

A selection from Stellenbosch’s most maritime Sauvignon Blanc sites, with the judicious addition of some Waterkloof Estate fruit. A crisp, yet elegant wine with green and lemon flavours. The mineral core lifts the concentrated fruit on the palate.

Food match

Great with barbecued white fish, try sea bass with fresh root ginger, or gently spiced Thai dishes.

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