Amani Sauvignon Blanc Stellenbosch 2001

Sauvignon Blanc from South Africa

Item No. 44990
  • white wine
  • W&S90

Winemaker's Notes

Clean, brilliant straw color with up-front gooseberry and lively mix of herbaceous flavors, which include grapefruit, nettle and greenpepper nuances. On the palate, there is a full spectrum of ripe tropical fruits with well structured grapefruit acid for balance, which is accentuated by a smooth finish with clearly discernable peach notes.

Amani is the Swahili word for "Peace" and in keeping with the African theme, their marketing scheme is truly modern African. Very striking and innovative packaging, featuring elegant clear capsules and labels 'crowned' by Amani's 3-D Swahili-inspired African symbol, immediately make this new venture stand out from the crowd.

Learn About Amani

Amani is one of the new crop of boutique wineries in Stellenbosch. Amani is also the Swahili word for Peace and in keeping with this African theme the winery incorporates unique cellar architecture, bottle packaging and a range of authentic African artefacts.

Amani has been blessed with gold medals and good reviews since its launch in 1997. Over 10 Veritas medals to date include the only double gold award for Sauvignon Blanc in 1998.

Learn About South Africa

South Africa A long history of growing grapes and making wine, but less of a history on exporting it, and even lesser on the quality aspect. At the turn of the century (1900, that is), a surplus of wine in South Africa created a hierarchy of cooperatives, the biggest and best known being KWV. This organization seemed to favor quantity over quality and had most...

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Learn About Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc (so-veen-YAWN blahnk) One of the most distinctive grapes, Sauvignon Blanc is a highly aromatic variety that does well in both the old and new world. From the Loire Valley of France to Marlborough in New Zealand, Sauvignon Blanc has found many regions that bring out its unique and delicious flavors. Notable Facts Sauvignon Blanc's home...

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