For the very first time in history, the prestigious Concours Mondial du Sauvignon was hosted outside of Europe in our very own Franschhoek. Sharing the absolute best of what our beautiful country has to offer in terms of Sauvignon Blanc, 50 judges from across 4 continents and 19 nationalities tasted and scored. With this, we are thrilled to announce the not-yet-released 2021 Lomond Ben Nevis Sauvignon Blanc has received highest honours with a Gold at this internationally acclaimed competition.
The Seven Rows range, which the Ben Nevis Sauvignon Blanc is a pillar of, was created to showcase the best of the best in terms of what cool-climate Cape Agulhas has to offer. No stone is left unturned with these small batch wines with even the individual vines used in each being hand selected.
This wooded Sauvignon Blanc is made from a blend of our two Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blancs: Pincushion and Sugarbush.
The grapes underwent a 12-hour skin contact before being drained and gently pressed. Fermentation was started in stainless steel and after five days was then transferred to barrel where it will ferment dry and rest for another 9 months.
This classic Cape Agulhas Sauvignon Blanc shows white stone fruit with hints of blackcurrant with a stunningly intriguing minerality. The wine expresses complexity with an explosion of fruit with great structure. The very subtle wood influence adds a beautiful roundness to the wine. The ability to age is ensured by crisp acidity.
Where can you purchase one of the just 600 bottles produced?
Due to the small volumes and incredible level of effort and detail that go into all Seven Rows wines, they are only made available to Lomond Cellar Club Members. If you are a member, keep your eye out for an email from winemaker Hannes Meyer in the coming days with details on how to get a case of this wine before it’s gone.
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