Cape of Good Hope

Altima Sauvignon Blanc

Aromas of intense asparagus and green pepper are followed by upfront passion fruit and gooseberry equally on the nose.

The palate is rich and full of the same intense and powerful flavour, beautifully balanced by the tangy acidity which gives length and vibrancy to the succulent tropical sweetness. A lip smacking wine with a long, juicy finish.

  • 92 Points - Tim Atkin
Tasting Notes

Altima Sauvignon Blanc

Appealing aromas of granadilla and grapefruit zest with a tinge of peach blossom too.

The mouthful is succulent and fresh with lively acidity which is balanced by the tangy and tropical flavours of granadilla and stone fruit. Delicious citrus zip is added by grapefruit and yuzu notes. Vibrant yet nicely rounded and balanced. Not a one-dimensional Sauvignon blanc this! Long, lingering finish.

  • 93 Points - Tim Atkin
Tasting Notes

Altima Sauvignon Blanc

Appealing aromas of granadilla and grapefruit zest with a tinge of peach blossom too.

The mouthful is succulent and fresh with lively acidity which is balanced by the tangy and tropical flavours of granadilla and stone fruit. Delicious citrus zip is added by grapefruit and yuzu notes. Vibrant yet nicely rounded and balanced. Not a one-dimensional Sauvignon blanc this! Long, lingering finish.

Tasting Notes

Altima Sauvignon Blanc

Appealing aromas of granadilla and grapefruit zest with a tinge of peach blossom too.

The mouthful is succulent and fresh with lively acidity which is balanced by the tangy and tropical flavours of granadilla and stone fruit. Delicious citrus zip is added by grapefruit and yuzu notes. Vibrant yet nicely rounded and balanced. Not a one-dimensional Sauvignon blanc this! Long, lingering finish.

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

The initial aromas of intense asparagus and green pepper are followed by upfront passion fruit and gooseberry equally on the nose. The palate is rich and full of the same intense and powerful flavour, beautifully balanced by the tangy acidity which gives length and vibrancy to the succulent tropical sweetness. A lip smacking wine with a long, juicy finish.

Vintage Notes

The 2019 vintage can in some way be described a vintage in two parts, with the first half experiencing favourable weather conditions and good fruit analyses until end of February, and the second half being more challenging, characterised by slower ripening due to cold and rainy weather in March. Good rainfall brought much needed relief from the severe drought experienced in the preceding 3 years, however, warm periods during winter and fluctuating temperatures during spring resulted in smaller berries and some uneven bunch development. Gale force winds and cool growing conditions led to significantly lower yields, especially in these Sauvignon Blanc vineyards. Moderate temperatures during December and January delayed the onset of harvest slightly, but the early heat waves in February and lower yields resulted in these grapes being harvested much earlier than usual.

Average Temperature

15.2°C

Rainfall

788mm

Harvest

20 - 21 February 2019

Origin of Fruit

Elandskloof

Soil type

Tukulu, Decomposed shale

Yield

4.5 t/ha

Tasting Notes

Appealing aromas of granadilla and grapefruit zest with a tinge of peach blossom.

Vintage Notes

Despite the continuing severe drought conditions in the Western Cape, the 2018 harvest yielded very healthy fruit with beautiful flavour and good acidity. Relatively cool conditions and intermit- tent rainfall during the growing season resulted in the harvest being 7 – 8 days later than the previous 3 vintages. Overall a very good vintage, albeit that yields were significantly lower.

Average Temperature

14.6 °C

Rainfall

753.8mm

Harvesting

5 March 2018 - 7 March 2018

Origin of Fruit

Elandskloof

Soil Type

Predominantly decomposed shale (greywacke) and quartz

Yield

7ton/ha

Tasting Notes

Bold tropical granadilla- and gooseberry notes tinged with grapefruit and lime zest. Just a vague hint of flint. The entry is bold and assured with crisp, zingy grapefruit and granadilla flavour. Stonefruit succulence then takes over and in turn makes way for a flinty mineral twist. Lovely taut body and structure with good length and breadth and a lingering, soft elderflower finish.

Vintage Notes

Although the drought conditions persisted, ideal weather conditions throughout the growing season and harvest resulted in healthy fruit and small berries with great flavours and exceptional acids.

Average Temperature

15.5°C

Rainfall

550mm

Harvesting

27/02/2017 - 02/03/2017

Origin of Fruit

Elandskloof - Overberg

Soil Type

Tukulu, decomposed shale (Greywacke)

Yield

7ton/ha

Tasting Notes

Aromas of lime curd and grapefruit zest with restrained fig leaf, white pepper and flint nuances. As with the 2015 vintage, the palate is rounded with gentle tangy lime and grapefruit succulence, rather than the more tart, sharp citrus notes typical of the variety. It starts out deceptively simple and then develops into a peacock’s tail where the fruit and a delightful flinty minerality mingle. Long lingering tail. Still young, this wine has lots of life in it and will reward some ageing.

Vintage Notes

Warmer, drier conditions than usual between March and November with below average rainfall. Acid levels were slightly lower due to the warmer conditions. The vineyards again delivered fruit of exceptional purity and flavour, so unique to this site.

Average Temperature

15.3°C

Rainfall

March 2015 - March 2016 = 978mm

Harvesting

25/02/2016 - 03/03/2016

Origin of Fruit

Elandskloof - Overberg

Soil Type

Tukulu. Decomposed shale (grouwrakke)

Yield

8.4 ton/ha

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