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Durbanville Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2019

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Martin Moore and Wilhelm Coetzee, doing what they do best after wine

Recently I had the opportunity to taste some sublime wines, white and red, with Martin Moore, Founding Cellarmaster of Durbanville Hills Winery. I really enjoyed our three hours together tasting, one on one, and we were joined by Wilhelm Coetzee, Red Wine Maker for the Winery. Here are some sensory notes of a wine I will remember for a long time.

Sauvignon Blanc in the Harvester’s Hands

From a Bordeaux shaped bottle, closed with a screw cap. The label for this range of ‘Hills Wines’ is simple and elegant, and lozenge shaped. I am almost sure that this is the finest wine I have tasted since Christmas. I had about 3 hours one on one with Martin Moore the Founding Cellarmaster and Wilhelm Coetzee, responsible for Red Wines at the Winery, where we tasted many sublime wines, including some about-to-be-released reds. White Winemaker Kobus Gerber was struggling to keep his head above the grapes being delivered to the cellar that say. The colour in the glass is delicate citrine. The aromas climb out of the glass, brilliant brilliant pink grapefruit skin oil with guava and desiccated pineapple. The palate is fulsome while medium of body and a mélange of citrus with a zesty line of acidity running from entry to the long and gently waning aftertastes.

A classic Caesar Salad, a great partner for this wine

The Durbanville Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2019 is both a sipping wine and just great with food. At the end of a meal, it is the perfect partner for a platter of cheeses. I think whites are better with cheese than reds in most cases. A crisp green Caesar Salad, with some slivers of smoked mackerel is a great partner.

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