Crush – 100 South African Wines to drink now, #17 Elgin Ridge 282 Sauvignon Blanc 2016…

My Crush #17, Elgin Ridge 282 Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Cool, cool Elgin. I say it twice because this perfect little basin is cool in terms of climate and certainly in terms of fashion. Elgin is literally on everyone’s lips. I have had the chance to taste some sublime Elgin wines recently, and the Elgin Ridge 282 Sauvignon Blanc 2016 is one of them. The wine is organically grown and organically made, something that is accepted now more than in the past, especially as there is thought given to the earth and sustainability.

Kosie van der Merwe, Elgin Ridge Wine Maker

From a Burgundy shaped bottle closed under screw cap. The label is elegant and tells all you need to know. In the glass, a pale butter yellow, gem bright. The aromas for me are of a well-aged Sauvignon Blanc, it is a 2016 vintage. As a parent of Cabernet, the expected blackcurrant aromas appear and then desiccated pineapple and full soft granadilla acidity. The palate is rich and generous from entry and the lovely aftertaste gently wanes away. 12% of the wine was matured in Concrete egg-shaped tanks. A really satisfying glass and if cool cellared, I think this wine has a way to go.

Kob Ceviche, buchu, lime, pine nuts

Serve well chilled as an aperitif which could go into a meal and match its first course.  My current interest is Ceviche, a Peruvian dish, believed to have been brought to Peru by Japanese settlers. Such a perfect dish to go with the Elgin Ridge 282 Sauvignon Blanc 2016. The stunning picture is taken by Food Artist Claire Gunn – CLICK HERE.

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July 29th, 2019|Categories: wine of the day|Tags: , , |