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The Great White

The Great South African Wine Company, The Great White 2015

R160

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Notes

The Great White is an expression of Stellenbosch mountain vineyards. Old vines benefitting from cooling breezes, produce concentrated fruit that is gently vinified with natural, minimum interventionist winemaking techniques. The use of traditional varieties such as Semillon and Chenin Blanc, that have been grown in the Cape for centuries, brings a unique freshness and mid palate integrity to the wine. The addition of old vine mountain side Sauvignon Blanc adds intensity and zest to a wine which will drink beautifully on release and guarantee many years of cellaring.

Wine made by Carl van der Merwe and is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Chenin Blanc.

Tasting notes:
'If you’re going to call your wine The Great White it had better be pretty bloody good. And it is. This cuvée of Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Chenin Blanc from DeMorgenzon winemaker Carl van der Merwe is savoury, flinty and naturally fermented with textured lees and classy oatmeal and citrus fruit complexity. 2017-21'. – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2017, 93/100

'The debut 2015 The Great White, a blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Chenin Blanc, has a pretty bouquet with lime flower and red apple scents, a touch of yellow flower and cold rock. The palate is fresh on the entry with great balance and poise, the acidity nicely judged with pure white peach, nectarine and saline notes towards the satisfying long finish. This is well worth seeking out, although only available in South Africa at the moment. Drink 2017-2021.' – Neal Martin, 90/100

Technical Analysis
Alc: 13,5% TA: 6.3g/l pH: 3.14
The Great White is an expression of Stellenbosch mountain vineyards. Old vines benefitting from cooling breezes, produce concentrated fruit that is gently vinified with natural, minimum interventionist winemaking techniques. The use of traditional varieties such as Semillon and Chenin Blanc, that have been grown in the Cape for centuries, brings a unique freshness and mid palate integrity to the wine. The addition of old vine mountain side Sauvignon Blanc adds intensity and zest to a wine which will drink beautifully on release and guarantee many years of cellaring.

Wine made by Carl van der Merwe and is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Chenin Blanc.

Tasting notes:
'If you’re going to call your wine The Great White it had better be pretty bloody good. And it is. This cuvée of Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Chenin Blanc from DeMorgenzon winemaker Carl van der Merwe is savoury, flinty and naturally fermented with textured lees and classy oatmeal and citrus fruit complexity. 2017-21'. – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2017, 93/100

'The debut 2015 The Great White, a blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Chenin Blanc, has a pretty bouquet with lime flower and red apple scents, a touch of yellow flower and cold rock. The palate is fresh on the entry with great balance and poise, the acidity nicely judged with pure white peach, nectarine and saline notes towards the satisfying long finish. This is well worth seeking out, although only available in South Africa at the moment. Drink 2017-2021.' – Neal Martin, 90/100

Technical Analysis
Alc: 13,5% TA: 6.3g/l pH: 3.14
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Country

ZA

Region

Stellenbosch

Style

White

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