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Riebeek Sauvignon Blanc
Riebeek Cellars
South Africa - Western Cape - Coastal Region - Swartland

Made in a definite herbaceous style, this Sauvignon Blanc also offers tropical undertones of gooseberries that add fruit to the palate. Well-balanced with zesty acidity; fresh & crisp.

Specifications
Appellation
Coastal Region - Swartland
Wine Type
White
Varietal(s)
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Vinification
Treated as reductively as possible. Juice settled for 2 weeks at -4 Celsius to give green lees contact. Blocks fermented separately to ensure a complex flavor profile after blending. After fermentation was completed, various wines were blended to obtain the best characteristics of each wine.
Pairings

Very refreshing on its own and lovely with crisp salads, light seafood dishes, tapas, steamed green asparagus and aioli.

Reviews and News

2013 Riebeek Sauvignon Blanc - 89 PTS + Best Buy - WA

2013 Riebeek Sauvignon Blanc - 89 PTS + Best Buy - WA

Wine Advocate 89 Pts"A real winner, the slightly exotic 2013 Sauvignon Blanc exhibits notes of tropical fruits such as mango in addition to melon and caramelized grapefruit. The zesty acidity, medium-bodied mouthfeel and purity of fruit (no oak is utilized) make this a delicious Sauvignon to drink over the next year. There is a touch of roasted herbs in this wine, but it is very subtle and under control. Riebeek Cellars, located on the western coast of the Cape Province of South Africa, was established over 70 years ago. These wines are meant to be consumed early in life, and therefore the focus is on unmanipulated, unadulterated, straightforward, abundant fruit."

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #208, August 2013), 89 pts + Best Buy

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2012 Riebeek Sauvignon Blanc - 87 PTS + Best Value - WS

2012 Riebeek Sauvignon Blanc - 87 PTS + Best Value - WS

Wine Spectator 87 Pts"Shows energy, with lemon zest, floral and white peach notes lingering through the light-bodied but persistent, mâche-tinged finish. Drink now. 10,000 cases made.—J.M."

Wine Spectator (May 2013), 87 pts + BEST VALUE

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Producer Information: Riebeek Cellars

Riebeek Cellars is located in the picturesque Riebeek Valley, in the heart of the Swartland wine region of South Africa. Established in 1941 by a group of nine local farmers, ...
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