When most people think wine, they think 3 things: color, flavor, and aroma. But one of the most fascinating aspects that cannot be overlooked is time.
Every bottle of wine is alive. It is changing every day that passes. And the best way to experience this is with a vertical tasting.
Last week we hosted a very special virtual event for Lomond Cellar Club members that really illustrates this. For those who participated, we sent them 200ml samples of 5 of our most special vintages of Sauvignon Blanc all the way back to 2010.
Once their tasting kits arrived, winemaker Hannes Meyer joined everyone on Zoom to taste through the years.
Hannes shared the triumphs and failures from each vintage, while guiding everyone through the evolution of the wine from 2010 to present. We are fortunate to be in a part of the world where even white wines age beautifully. Our cool-climate region yields naturally high acidity and low pH’s which protect the wine and keep it vibrant and youthful over the years. And that signature Cape Agulhas minerality you find on our Sauvignon Blanc only gets more complex and intriguing as time passes.
If you’d like to participate in our next virtual event, be sure to signup FREE for our Cellar Club by clicking the link below. Hope to see you online at the next tasting!