2023 Sakkie Mouton ,The Grape Cavalier, 2023

Western Cape,South Africa,

£36.98

Bottle size: 75cl,
  • GS-96

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The 2023 Western Cape Colombar/Palomino blend is an exploration into the new and exciting blends that one can achieve with the interesting varietals that are available in the West Coast region of South Africa. It is a blend of 60% Colombar and 40% Palomino. Grapes were picked early in the morning to preserve freshness, then cooled down before being crushed the next morning. After the stems were removed the grapes were taken to an old basket press where they were slowly and gently foot stomped as to not get too much tannin from the skins. The juice was taken straight to a 500 Liter barrel where natural fermentation started after two days. Fermenation lasted for about three weeks with a cooling jacket fixed to the barrel to keep the temperature at a steady 18 degrees Celsius. The wine was aged for 8 months on it’s gross lees before bottling unfined and unfiltered. No Malolactic fermentation occured. Bottled with the addition of a little sulphur, unfined and unfiltered. W.O. Western Cape Vineyards: These Vineyards were planted in 1962(Palomino) and 1985(Colombar) on Silty/sandy soils 25 kilometres from the Atlantic ocean.

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Additional information

Wine Type

White

Country

South Africa

Region

Western Cape

Vintage

2023

Brand

Sakkie Mouton

Cultivar

Colombar, Palomino

Bottle Size

75cl

Pack Size

1x75cl

Alcohol Percentage

12.50

Duty Status

Duty Paid

Availability

Immediate

Rating Agencies

Greg Sherwood

Reviews

Greg Sherwood 96

This delicious Weskus Wit Versnit (West Coast white blend) is another triumph of terroir from Sakkie Mouton, opening with picante granitic aromatics that are heavily laden with oyster shell, sea breeze salinity and brine over delicate nuances of tangy white citrus, grated lime peel, lemon herbal tea, wet chalk, stem ginger spice and gentle hazelnut undertones. The palate is equally intense and beguiling, delivering a tart, mouthwatering experience tightly interwoven with fresh laser-like acids, another burst of salted lemons after a savoury tequila shot , freshly cut Granny Smith apples and an invigorating mineral tension that reverberates on the long maritime finish. A really fabulous new creation that has Sakkie Mouton s signature Weskus winemaking genius written all over it. This appears to be a once-off experimental cuvee from Sakkie as he continues to push the boundaries of experimental winemaking. Decant and drink on release or cellar this beauty for another 5 to 8+ years. [Greg Sherwood, 30/04/2024]

Producer Profile

Sakkie Mouton has been at the forefront of experimental winemaking in the Vredendal and Koekenaap region for the past 6+ years producing some of the most enticing premium white and red wine offerings that are clearly inspired and influenced by the rugged West Coast vine growing lifestyle. Through adversity and hardship, comes rays of brilliance, and this new experimental white blend of 80% Old Vine Colombard and 20% Palomino sourced from Vredendal vineyards is another absolute triumph for Sakkie.