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Warwick Estate The First Lady Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Warwick Estate The First Lady Sauvignon Blanc 2019

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Warwick Estate The First Lady Sauvignon Blanc 2019

£10.55 inc VAT per bottle

Wine Info

Country:South Africa
Region:Western Cape
Type:White Wine
Winery:Warwick Estate
Grape:Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol:12.5%
Volume:750 ml
Grape %:100% Sauvignon Blanc
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  • Zesty and refreshing with a beautiful balance of cut grass and Granny Smith Apple layered with tropical fruit notes of granadilla and pineapple. Lingering citrus finish
  • In 1771, the Warwick Estate was established in the great wine region of Stellenbosch in South Africa. However, the estate came to be known internationally for its winemaking potential only during 1964. During this time Stan and Norma Radcliffe purchased the estate and started planting international and Bordeaux-style of vines here, such as, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.

    Over the next years, Norma Radcliffe shot up to prominence in the winemaking scene in South Africa. She was recognised as one of the most talented female winemakers in the Cape Town region. Even today, the estate releases a range of wines in her honour, known as the First Lady Range. Planting of vines was done in 1984 and the grapes are currently grown in two vineyards, such as the following:

    Warwick Estate

    The vines are planted here at altitudes ranging from 220m to 340m above sea level. They are known for their Oakleaf and Tukulu soil types. The climatic conditions, soil qualities and the natural location of this place make it ideal for growing varietals like Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Pinotage and Chardonnay. These vineyards comprise an area of 40 hectares. 

    Uitkyk Estate

    Located on 80 hectares, this wine estate has vines planted at altitudes ranging from 200m to 380m above sea level. With its unique Oakleaf soil quality, this estate is blessed with naturally-rich conditions to favour varietals like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Franc and Pinotage.

    These vineyards are planted on the Simonsberg Mountain Range slopes, which gives the vines good exposure to cool breezes during spring and summer. Many plots have been identified here with unique soil types, that make it ideal for growing different varietals within the same territory. The vineyards located towards the south and southwestern slopes of the Simonsberg Mountains produce some of South Africa’s best Cabernet Franc grapes.

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