2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Waterford Estate, Elgin, South Africa
An elegant classy Sauvignon Blanc showing fresh passion fruit and green apple, with classic underlying Elgin notes of chalk and slate. The palate is finely textured with soft fruit, crisp acidity, and a long finish. A wine showing the true expression of Elgin terroir.
Waterford Estate was established in 1998 with the intention of producing the very best wines in South Africa. The 120-hectare wine farm, nestled between the Simonsberg and Heldeberg mountain ranges, is a joint venture between Jeremy Ord and Kevin Arnold, the latter who established a reputation as one of South Africa's leading winemakers during his tenure at Rust en Vrede.
Kevin is now joined by the young and dynamic Mark le Roux, now head winemaker, whose involvement with the grapes and understanding of the specific plots on the farm is evident in the fresh and clean wines he is producing.