Douglas Green Sauvignon Blanc 2016

What a different world South African wine was when Douglas Green founded his company in 1942.  He wanted to sell good wine, at even handed prices which reflect the grape varieties from which they are made from some of the best cellars in the winelands.

And things haven’t really changed in the company – same philosophy, excellent wines.  Douglas Green has passed on and his son Douglas Green Junior maintains his links with the company to this day.

Douglas Green Junior with his father’s delivery Truck

The grapes for the Douglas Green Sauvignon Blanc 2016 come from cool pockets in the Robertson, Bonnievale, Wellington, Breedekloof and Stellenbosch wine appellations. The wines are made in cellars in these parts under the care and control of Douglas Green Oenologists. Wines from the different areas are brought to the Douglas Green Cellar in Wellington where they are finally blended into a wine with complexity and dimension.

Sauvignon Blanc grapes ripening on the vine

It looks like
Bottle in a clear glass Bordeaux shaped bottle under screw cap.  In the glass a pale straw with youthful green flashes.

It smells like
Desiccated pineapple, passion fruit and grapefruit.

It tastes like
Zippy and dry on entry with the fabulous tropical fruits taking over and long into the aftertaste.

Nina Timm’s Delicious Chicken Salad with roasted butternut

It’s good with
This is the perfect mid-morning refresher. Excellent as an aperitif to lift the appetite before a meal. Needs large summery salad platters, sushi, smoked fish or chicken flatties with lemon and thyme. Nina Timm’s Delicious Chicken Salad with roasted butternut is a lovely match. As always with Nina, her dishes are easy to prepare and always packed with flavour. Click here for her recipe.

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