Bamboes Bay, West Coast, South Africa.
The Bamboes Bay Sauvignon Blanc vineyards are planted on Hutton-type soil, layered with limestone which extends deep into the earth. They form part of Fryers Cove’s coveted 6-hectare planting at Bamboes Bay, the country’s smallest demarcated wine ward.
With a wonderful long, dry, ripening period with cold nights. The berries were small and healthy packed with flavour. The final ripening was quick and the grapes were picked at super sugar levels over a short period of time.
WINEMAKER – Derick Koegelenberg
PRODUCTION – 16,846 bottles individually numbered in sequence.
Alcohol Vol: 14.12 %
Residual Sugar: 3.0 g/l
Total Acid: 6.8 g/l
Volatile Acidity: 0.31 g/l
Total SO²: 101 mg/l
Due to the style, character and quality of Fryer’s Cove Bamboes Bay Sauvignon Blanc, we believe that this limited production wine must be at least a year and half in bottle before release, only then does it show it’s real potential, continuing on for a further 5 to 7 years to reach its peak.