Top 10 Sauvignon Blancs revealed
The FNB Top Ten Sauvignon Blancs were revealed yesterday at a gala lunch at Nitida Wine Farm. Chosen from a shortlist of 20 published last month, amongst the noteworthy achievements were:
• Clos Malverne in for the second year running with the same wine.
• Simonsig making their first venture into the world of Sauvignon Blanc awards having already proved their worth in various other wine categories over the years.
• Du Toitskloof achieving Top Ten with a R30 wine of which 2.2 million litres is made every year
Having tasted all 20, I would say these are mostly worthy winners although I, and quite a few others, was surprised not to see Saronsberg make the final 10.
Favourite wine from the Top Ten was probably the most expensive – the MM Louw from Diemersdal – but if my bank manager only allows me to drink Du Toitskloof this summer, I shall be a happy Cathy indeed.
The 2012 winners (7 from the 2012 vintage and 3 from 2011) are:
Clos Malverne 2011
De Morgenzon DMZ 2012
Diemersdal MM Louw 2011
Du Toitskloof 2012
Groote Post 2012
Lomond Pincushion 2011