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2019 Blackwater "High Roller" Sauvignon Blanc

2019 Blackwater "High Roller" Sauvignon Blanc
Volume: 750 mL , Alcohol: 12.5%

Type

White

Blend

100% Sauvignon Blanc

Nose

Juicy Fruit's new sour gooseberry and honeysuckle-flavored gum

Palate

Mom's infamous lemon curd-green apple bars smushed against a chalkboard during detention

Ratings

13 Ratings
Acid
Body
Sweet
Fruit
More about this wine from Western Cape, South Africa
Wine geeks refer to winemaker Francois Haasbroek as “Midas” because the guy just has a knack for finding grapes that make ridiculously gulpable wines for an unbeatable price. South Africa's winemaking history is centuries old, but the winemakers from the country are just starting to put their fingerprint on the international wine industry. This bottle will make you think of elegant French SB like Sancerre, but with a Southern Hemisphere flare that is quite unique.

This vino is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc grapes from two vineyards hand selected by Haasbroek. On the nose, the juice is an enticing sour juiciness of green apple Now and Laters that you dropped on a fresh cut lawn during a summer water gun fight. The palate is bell pepper, lemon curd, and tart green apples all cuddled up with a chalky, slate-like minerality that lingers until the next sip.
How to drink it

Pro Tip:

Citrus on top of citrus! Whip up some Red Snapper Ceviche to pair with this South African Sauv Blanc. Then pretend you're island-hopping in the Caribbean.

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