Spice Route Sauvignon Blanc 2009

Sauvignon Blanc from South Africa

$15.00 $9.99
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Item No. 106674
  • white wine
  • screw cap wine
  • ST90
Style: Light & Crisp

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.8%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2005
  • WS85

Winemaker's Notes

Explosion of fresh figs and gooseberries on the nose, with hints of green pepper. Palate is richly flavoured, with fruit following through and balanced by zesty acidity and flinty minerality. It has a long and full finish.

Critical Acclaim

"Pale straw-yellow. Ripe but distinctly herbal nose combines green pepper, tropical fruits and a lightly resiny quality. Then round and full in the mouth, with dusty tropical fruit and wasabi flavors. A touch of sweetness is countered by a mineral dryness. This serious and idiosyncratic wine finishes with noteworthy length and a smoky nuance."
90 Points

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gwendolyn - Oakland, CA (read all my reviews)

Style: Light & Crisp
This is a good wine... but very vegetal- more vegetal that I usuall like in my Sauvignon Blanc. If you enjoy a good amount of asparagus and bell pepper in your aromas and flavors, this is the perfect wine! It is very clean and crisp and refreshing. Just... got some veggies going on :)
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Learn About Spice Route Map ItMap It

Five centuries ago the ancient mariners braved uncharted seas to round the Cape in search of exotic spices. Their nerve and dash inspired Charles Back to found the Spice Route Winery in 1997. Charles had bought the farm Klein Amoskuil, and this Malmesbury based farm is now home to Spice Route's Swartland terroir styled wines. The Spice Route Winery has found its signature wine...

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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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