Shannon Sanctuary Peak Sauvignon Blanc, Elgin Valley

Shannon Sanctuary Peak Sauvignon Blanc, Elgin Valley

Seven different vineyard blocks, mainly planted on sandstone soils rich in mineral quartz crystals with a deep underlying clay base, are employed to fashion Sauvignon Blanc. The soils act to reduce the varieties natural vigour and maintain low yields of highly flavoured grapes. The grapes are moved by gravity and chilled prior to pressing, selected parcels undergo a period of skin contact, to capture favourable skin flavours. About 10% of the blend is Sémillon is fermented on natural yeasts and matured for three months in 100% new French oak. The wine shows tremendous complexity with very distinctive and concentrated primary fruit aromas of asparagus, citrus, and some capsicum with underlying notes of richer, riper fruit.

  • Type: White
  • Country: South Africa
  • Region: Elgin Valley
  • Vintage: 2015/2016
  • Producer: Shannon
  • Primary grape: Sauvignon Blanc
  • Secondary grape: Sémillon
  • Screwcap: Screwcap
  • Bottle size: 75cl
  • List price: £9.34
  • Code: 31402
  • Expression: Crystal