Southern Right Sauvignon Blanc
Brand : Hamilton Russell Vineyards
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- Sauvignon Blanc
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"The 2020 Sauvignon Blanc has a refined bouquet of lime and orange pith, Granny Smith apples and crushed stone. The well-balanced palate is fresh and saline on the entry, with delicate touches of lemon and lime toward the finish. Lovely." Neil Martin, Vinous, April 2021.
Prominent yellow apple, nectarine and lemon zest aromas with a particularly saline, mineral, chalky dry palate and lemon and quince flavours. The wine has a layered and textured coating to its dry mineral core and finishes bright, pure and long. True to Southern Right, this wine is a less varietal expression of this potentially excessive grape. The focus is on Sauvignon Blanc as a fine wine expression of site and soil ahead of the variety. Layered complexity, minerality and length at moderate alcohol remain a signature.
Pairs well with fresh fish dishes or goats cheese tarts and salads.
Founded by Anthony Hamilton Russell in 1994, Southern Right's aim is to produce serious, age-worthy Pinotage combining distinct South African fruit and flavour, with classic styling and refinement. Pinotage is best-suited to cooler areas such as behind the old fishing village of Hermanus where the stony, high clay content, shale-derived soils chosen for the vineyards are perfect for creating the intended classic style of the wines.
The wines are named after the rare Southern Right whales, which frequent the cool South Atlantic Walker Bay, just three kilometres from the vineyards. In August 2005, when the 448 ha farm on the western border of Hamilton Russell Vineyards became available, Anthony acquired the unique property as a permanent home for Southern Right and the Cellar was completed in time for the 2009 harvest.
Anthony is a firm believer in conservation and manages more than 200 hectares of pristine Cape Mountain Fynbos which forms part of the Estate's own private nature reserve. With each bottle sold, Southern Right makes a contribution to conservation in the area.