South Africa - Western Cape - Coastal Region - Stellenbosch
This wine was made from grapes originating from vineyards in several areas of the Cape Winelands — Franschhoek (25%), Stellenbosch (50%) and the Cape South Coast (25%).
Light straw in color with hint of green. Lots of fresh winter melon and gooseberry with distinctive lime aromas very typical to La Motte Sauvignon Blanc. Silky and soft on the pallet with a fruity green apple aftertaste. Lower acidity than the average year but well in balance with a lower residual sugar.
Coastal Region - Stellenbosch
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Grapes were harvested at between 17 and 23 degrees Balling, to capture natural acids and produce fuller, riper flavors.
The process was reductive, with cold fermentation (14 °C). After fermentation, the wine was left on the lees and blended with 8% Semillon to enhance complexity.
With its natural acidity and acute texture, the La Motte Sauvignon Blanc pairs beautifully with seafood, light pastas and spicy Chinese and Thai dishes. This white wine also goes extremely well with acute seasonings, and salty eats such as pre-dinner canapés. A natural partner to goat’s cheese. On its own, a refreshing aperitif white wine.