About This Wine...
Not produced every year, the 2015 vintage has distinguished itself as a stellar event. A rain free summer presented an opportunity to capture near perfect, finely flavoured fruit of outstanding quality. This was the ideal opportunity to create our next edition of Reserve Sauvignon Blanc (last produced in 2012).This “Reserve” edition of the Bouchard Finlayson Sauvignon
Blanc can safely be considered to be a collector’s item. Our eographic location, lying within five kilometers of the cool
Atlantic Ocean, offers the most ideal temperature zone of the Cape. Added to this, the heavy shale clay soil that typifies the
Hemel-en-Aarde Valley lends an inviting tropical tone to the flavour profile of this vintage.
A luscious palate and great acidity is achieved through the research of our nontraditional viticultural practice of implementing high-density plantings. This offers greater physiological ripening at harvest time. Components are fermented and matured for a minimum of 5 months on gross lees in stainless steel tanks prior to preparation for bottling. Malolactic fermentation is suppressed to retain freshness and vibrancy. Semillon was matured for a couple of months in French oak and blended with the Sauvignon Blanc prior to bottling.
Powerful yet elegant with obvious Sauvignon Blanc flavours – fresh fig, white peach and mint infusion. The palate is tightly stretched offering promising aging potential supported by a classic herbal finish.
Pairs beautifully with fish dishes, crustaceans, sushi, vegetarian cuisine and cheese.
85.2% Sauvignon Blanc,
WINE OF ORIGIN