Backsberg `John Martin` Sauvignon Blanc 2010
- South Africa
- Backsberg Estate Cellars
- Sauvignon Blanc
- Oaked Style
- Lightly oaked
- Body Style
- Medium bodied
- Dry / Sweet Style
- Alcohol Content (%)
- Closure Style
- Screw Cap
- Organic / Biodynamic
The viticultural variety offered by the many different types of soil, aspect and altitude make the area of Paarl successful with more grape varietals than any other of South Africa`s regions. The best slopes occupy the cooler northern aspect of the Simonsberg Mountain and can successfully produce the key grapes demanded by the international markets. Shiraz and Viognier have really thrived and the wine writers extol the virtues of these grapes in particular.
Founded in 1916, this wonderful estate is located below `The Little Tower of Babylon` on the steep hillside vineyards in Paarl. This prominent producer has been at the forefront of quality wine production for many years. Currently under the stewardship of third generation Michael Back, they are making considerable waves in the international market. Recently achieving carbon neutral status, the first in South Africa. They constantly strive to produce the highest quality grapes using natural and organic principles. Alicia Rechner is back at the helm as winemaker and is well supported by viticulturalist Clive Trent.
The John Martin Reserve Sauvignon Blanc is a specially crafted cuvee, selected on the basis of varietal intensity and character. Grown on the cool climate coastal vineyards at Durbanville, this sensational wine has aromas of gooseberry, citrus blossom and cut grass. A part of the blend is left on its lees in oak barrels to capture creamy texture and nfluence the palate. Flavours of lime, fig and pear are complemented by natural citrus acidity making this vibrant, lively and full of expression.
This Reserve Sauvignon Blanc is a specially crafted cuvee, selected on the basis of varietal intensity and character. Grown on the cool climate coastal vineyards at Durbanville, this sensational wine has aromas of gooseberry, citrus blossom and cut grass.
Great with pasta and poultry, grilled sea bass and oysters but also an ideal accompaniment to Asian cuisine.
Decanter and IWC Bronze medal 2011. Silver medal best in class IWSC 2011.
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