With an exceptionally cold and wet winter behind us, the release of 2012 La Motte Pierneef Sauvignon Blanc (Organically Grown) is timed perfectly for those long-awaited alfresco lunches and sunset hours.
Not made in a full-ripe style, this wine is ideal as a beautiful glass on its own, while its lovely complexity ensures it to be a great and versatile companion to food – from salads to seafood.
Intense fruit flavours on the nose remind of gooseberry, passion fruit and ripe apple, while subtle grass flavours add depth. The palate has a juicy, well-rounded entry and ends with a fresh minerality.
Grapes originate from a single vineyard in the Walker Bay area that lies against a south-west facing slope about ten kilometres form the Atlantic Ocean. Conditions are challenging, with medium potential soils, the absence of fertilizers, strong winds and, in this instance, a second dry year. These conditions do, however, ensure good flavour concentration and a wine with depth and complexity as well as exceptional maturation potential.
As part of the premium Pierneef range, which is a tribute to South African artist Jacob Hendrik Pierneef (1886 – 1957), famous for his mastership in portraying the unadorned beauty of the South African landscape and its architecture, each new release in the range reflects a different piece of Pierneef art on its label.
Huis en Berge – the Pierneef lino cut on the back label of 2012 La Motte Pierneef Sauvignon Blanc (Organically grown).
2012 La Motte Pierneef Sauvignon Blanc (Organically Grown) is available at the cellar door at R103 per bottle. Click here to purchase.