Buitenverwachting Sauvignon Blanc, South Africa 2020
It all began in Constantia, the narrow bit of peninsula where Governor Simon van der Stel planted 750 hectares of vines in 1685. The South African wine industry has had many changes of fortune in the three centuries since, but this historic estate remains, divided now between five wineries. Buitenverwachting, meaning beyond expectation, belongs to the Mueller family, who have lovingly restored both its buildings and its reputation as a source of particularly elegant South African wine.
A pale lemon-coloured wine with a bouquet reminiscent of green figs with hints of gooseberries and green peppers. Dry and full-bodied with a long, lingering finish.