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Restless River Wanderlust Sauvignon Blanc 2018

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Country
south africa
Region
hemel-en-aarde
Type
WHITE
Producer
RESTLESS RIVER
Grape
sauvignon-blanc
Vintage
2018
Alcohol
13.5%

Tasting Notes

The Wanderlust project allows Craig Wessels to flex his creative muscles – the wine changes every year, inspired by the lesser-known, the unconventional and the long-forgotten. Here we have a Sauvignon Blanc produced with unusual vinification techniques - carbonic maceration (most commonly found traditionally in Beaujolais) and skin contact, to extract a little tannin and grip from the grape skins. Shy but beguiling with notes of lime, peach and elderflower while the palate is lean, fresh and savoury on the finish – angular in the best way, with notes of cardamon and kaffir lime leaf. This is a really wacky and unusual expression of the grape. Great with Thai food.

More Info

Restless River is a rising star which has quietly achieved cult-status for its brilliant, Burgundian-style Chardonnay and ultra-elegant Cabernet Sauvignon. Launched in 2012 by Craig Wessels, who, alongside his successful career in digital production, also raced motorbikes and flew helicopters around the Cape, along with his ex-model wife Anne, their farm is located in the beautiful Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. It's home to some of the oldest Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay vines in the region (planted in 1998). At Restless River, things are done in an unhurried way, with great dedication and attention to detail. Almost all their production is done by hand, resulting in limited quantities of each wine, and demand far exceeding supply. The Wanderlust project allows Craig Wessels to flex his creative muscles – the wine changes every year, inspired by the lesser-known, the unconventional and the long-forgotten. The wines are distinctive, one off, and never repeated.

FROM THE PRESS

“The wine under this label made on experimental basis and different from year to year. From Dieux Donne grapes, winemaking involved carbonic maceration for five weeks before 15 months of maturation in barrique and amphorae. The nose is shy but beguiling with notes of lime, peach and elderflower while the palate is lean, fresh and savoury on the finish – angular in the best way, a striking example of the variety.”
Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za

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