Mellish Family Vineyards Bakenkop Blanc Fumé 2018
“An expertly crafted wooded Sauvignon Blanc from the Durbanville Wine Route.”
R170.00 per bottle (South Africa)
These 17 year old vines are located on the South-Facing slopes of Bakenkop over-looking the Atlantic Ocean.
The grapes were hand-picked early in the morning then whole-bunch pressed.
65% of the wine was racked into old French oak barrels and 35% to stainless steel tanks.
After fermentation, the wine remained on the lees for 7 months before bottling.
Beautiful saline undertones on the palate with a bone-dry finish and creamy nose suggesting oak.
91 Points – Blind tasting by James Pietersen
4 Platter Stars – 2021 Platter Guide