Savage White 2013


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  Winery Wines of Duncan Savage
Name of Wine Savage White
Vintage 2013
Varietals 56% Sauvignon Blanc, 44% Semillon

Tasting Notes

Nose: Nettle, stone fruit, butter scotch
Palate: Depth, Flavour, Perfect Balance
Appearance: Vibrant core, yellow-foliage
Pairing: Poultry, fish, game-fish
W.O. Western Cape
Style: Bordeaux style wooded white wine
Decant (y/n): No
Serving Temp: 13 – 15 degrees Celsius
About the Winemaker: Duncan Savage took the farm Cape Point Vineyards from virgin soils to greatness. He applies his trade and passion to creating these stellar wines under his own brand- Savage. Apparently he can surf as well, is pretty likeable and some ladies thinks he is more than mildly attractive – so does his wife Zani we hear…
Why we picked it: A complex nose, shy at the start, it opens onto nettle, stone fruit, talcum powder and butterscotch with hints of vanilla. Great depth of flavor, classic grip with hint of a phenolic bite*, perfectly balanced acidity for freshness. Pure class. Classic Bordeaux style wooded white wine. Has the depth of structure that will make a lot of red wines look insipid. A style that rewards patience when aged.Oh and by the way… we have just found out that Savage White took 93 Parker points placing it amongst the top 50 SA wines according to Robert Parker. We already knew this wine was a cracker even before Bob confirmed it!

* For a definition of phenolic bite, drop us an email and Francois will explain.

Region and Soils:    Duncan sources grapes from a multitude of maritime and altitude vineyards around the Western Cape. His encyclopedic knowledge of what works for Sauvignon blanc and Semillon has no doubt guided him to knock on the right doors to get his talented hands on the raw product.
Ageing : 3-5 years
Price: R190 per bottle / R1140 per case of 6

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