“Sauvignon Blanc deserves to be taken seriously,” says Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za editor and panel chairman. “Producers are fond of it as it sells quickly and punters love drinking – it has great refreshment value and pairs well with a wide range of foods. It’s South Africa’s fourth most planted variety, and the area under vineyard has increased in the last decade despite an industry that is generally in decline. What’s particularly pleasing to see is the growing sophistication and balance that the best examples show – neither overtly green nor extravagantly forceful”.
There were 115 entries in total, and they were tasted blind (labels out of sight) by a three-person panel, scoring done according to the 100-point quality scale. Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon blends have been the focus of an annual report as generated by the Winemag.co.za team since 2013, Wooded Sauvignon Blanc subsequently included in 2017 and for the first time this year, Unwooded Sauvignon Blanc.
Le Pommier Wine Estate entered for the Prescient Sauvignon Blanc Report for the first time this year. We scored 84-points on the 100-point quality scale for – Le Pommier Sauvignon Blanc 2020 – in the Prescient Sauvignon Blanc Report 2020 – Sauvignon Blanc. We are so proud of our vineyard and cellar team! It can only get better from here!
Our Le Pommier Sauvignon Blanc 2020 is 100%, Sauvignon Blanc. Our Sauvignon Blanc is R95 per bottle and is sold in a case of 6 bottles. Our Sauvignon Blanc is available on our online wine shop or at the estate self. Pop in for a cold glass or bottle of our beautiful wine. Sauvignon Blanc is an excellent partner with most seafood and salads. On Le Pommier’s menu, we suggest Danish Feta & Olive Pizza, Curry Prawn or Basil Pesto Penne.