Sauvignon Blanc 'Statue de Femme'
Taking its name from the graceful monument built in honour of the French Huguenots, this elegant Sauvignon Blanc has delectable tropical flavours.
The Statue de Femme is a graceful monument built in celebration of the 250th anniversary of the arrival of the French Huguenots in the Cape and stands surrounded by a beautiful rose garden. It displays simplicity and elegance with unmistakable reflections of historic French influences,
just like this Sauvignon Blanc.
IWSC Silver / Decanter World Wine Awards - 92 Points
Tangy, cool climate tropical and citrus centered aromas with a pure graceful core of gentle ripe fig, grapefruit and pineapple. Fruit is well-balanced by a lively acidity that follows through to a frisky finish of pleasing length. A hint of Semillon adds breadth and fills the mid-palate.
The grapes were sourced from specially selected cool pockets of vineyards with extended sunlight for long, slow ripening in Franschhoek, as well as Darling, Durbanville and Stellenbosch. The vineyards were planted on very particular soil types to allow for optimum vine growth balance and quality.
Made in a reductive style excluding exposure to oxygen at all stages to diminish any loss of inherent grape aromas
and flavours, with gentle prolonged cold fermentation in stainless steel tanks to ensure expressive fruit aromas.
4 months' lees contact encouraged richness and complexity on the palate.
Franschhoek Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 'Statue de Femme'