Southern Right Sauvignon Blanc 2019
"This displays intensity and precision, with notes of fleur de sel and sage underscoring grapefruit and white peach flavors. Shows a bit of crunch in texture. Long, inviting and quite balanced."
90 points Aleks Zecevic, Wine Spectator
Made in a way that maximizes the fruit personality of the vintage, the 2019 shows great fruit aromatics, while maintaining the typical Southern Right balance of Old World minerality and length, with hints of New World palate coverage and body. 2019 is a wine that favours origin expressive individuality, minerality and palate complexity ahead of pure, pungent varietal aroma. A significant percentage of fruit from clay-rich soil has added an intense mid-palate structural component and addition overall complexity to this wine.
Southern Right is a small Pinotage and Sauvignon blanc specialist created by the owner of the famous Hamilton Russell estate and located on a strikingly beautiful 448 hectare property in the cool, maritime, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley appellation, just behind the old fishing village of Hermanus. The wines are named after the rare Southern Right whales, which frequent the cool South Atlantic Walker Bay, 3 kilometres from the vineyards.