THORNE & DAUGHTERS Snakes & Ladders Sauvignon Blanc 2020 Bottle -VGN/VEG/SUS
White Still Wine | South Africa | Western Cape | 75cl
Please note: We only deliver in JERSEY, Channel Islands.
Closure Type: Cork
Country: South Africa
Region: Western Cape
Wine Style: Crisp and Dry White
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
An atypical South African Sauvignon Blanc made from grapes grown in a vineyard high up on the slopes of the Skurfberg mountain. This wine boasts aromas of blackberry leaf, wild grass and herbal nuances along with honey melon, ripe citrus and a flinty, earthy smokiness.
Snakes and Ladders’ name takes its inspiration from the wild nature of these elevated bushvine vineyards high up in the West Coast Mountains, along with the highs and lows of farming these incredible parcels in such a challenging climate. It is this heat and water scarcity that keeps the roots of these vines searching for every ounce of nutrients they can extract from their deep red soils.
The wine that comes from these pristine grapes is deeply complex and we vinify it as simply as we can from whole bunch pressing the grapes to months of cool maturation in old oak barrels. On the nose there are aromas of wild grass with honey melon and warm citrus. The palate shows a voluptuous structure with notes of lime leaf, bergamot and dried pear all underpinned with a finely structured acidity.