A complex Sauvignon Blanc, with a good mineral backbone and vibrant acidity, balanced by well-defined layers of fruit. Think pear, passion fruit as well as green apple and gooseberry.
Artisan Red Shale Sauvignon Blanc
Bottle Number: 721
The Vrede en Lust Artisan Range is an exclusive range of carefully handcrafted wines, made in very small quantities exclusively for our Wine Club Members. For this range the winemakers are encouraged to experiment with different styles and winemaking techniques using small batches of site specific grapes.
The Red Shale Sauvignon Blanc is made from grapes cultivated in the fertile red shale soils of Vrede en Lust’s Elgin farm, Casey’s Ridge, which specialises in the production of cool-climate white varieties.
During the harvest season this one block of Sauvignon Blanc stood out. During fermentation the same, and at every tasting, the winemakers picked this tank as the most exceptional. We decided to bottle 3400 bottles of this wine, for our Wine Club Members.