Peter Falke PF Sauvignon Blanc 2017, a perfect position for the making of fine wines, the slopes of the Helderberg Mountains – 22.09.2017

Peter Falke PF Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Dating back to the 18th century, the traditional gabled Cape Dutch buildings of Peter Falke Wines belie a contrasting modernity within. The white washed old homestead, with bougainvillea tumbling over its walls, delicate scented roses and wild lavender growing alongside carefully cultivated vineyards, has inside a boutique winery, contemporary wine tasting room and luxurious outdoor lounge with stunning views. Better get out there soon to have one of their sublime dishes on the menu to pair with the Peter Falke PF Sauvignon Blanc 2017.

Werner Schrenk, GM and Winemaker at Peter Falke Wines

Werner Schrenk, GM and Winemaker, tends the vineyards and makes the Peter Falke Wines.  High standards of bunch and then berry sorting allow for only the finest grapes to go through to stainless steel tank fermentation. One of the facts about this wine is the 3 months maturation on the fine lees which brings about an interesting creaminess on the wine and adds to the mid palate.

It looks like
Packed under natural cork closure in a Bordeaux shaped bottle with the elegant long PF label. In the glass, it is a gem bright pale straw colour with flashes of youthful green.

Sauvignon Blanc grapes, ripening on the vine

It smells like
Granadilla, grapefruit skin oil, desiccated pineapple and an undertow of guava.

It tastes like
On entry and to the ending, it is a vibrant bright fruited wine.  Full in body and abundant flavours of tropical fruits, Melissa and a long ending.

Madeleine’s Avocado Salad

It’s good with
Well chilled as a class on its own, perfect as an aperitif and great with summery foods like crisp Spring salads. Here is my wife Madeleine’s, built up of lettuce, asparagus, thin beans and avocado. My ideal dressing for this salad you will find here.

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