About the Winery
Longridge Winery is coming to the closing stages of some exciting changes, appointing Jasper Raats as Cellar Master and a move towards a more natural approach for farming. Jasper believes in minimal interference in the vineyards, and re-establishing a healthy soil system. They have therefore not used herbicides or pesticides for some time now. This farm is quickly being refreshed to a rousing attraction situated on the R44 at the base of the Helderberg Mountains.
To celebrate the start of summer and the upcoming festive season, Chef Bruce von Pressentin and culinary consultant Marilou Marais have created an enticing menu for an inspirational culinary journey. Fresh herbs and vegetables from the organic kitchen garden surrounding the restaurant are given a starring role for an incredible taste sensation.
Visit Longridge this week during the Helderberg Wine Festival from this Thursday 15th November to Sunday 18th November 2012 to try the entire range of wines and newly released vintages.
About the Wine
Crisp, clean, dry and fresh, all characteristics to describe a summery Sauvignon Blanc that drinks satisfyingly well on the last warm days ahead.
This wine has been described as ‘three parts form a harmonious whole’ referring to the clean and tangy entry, tropical fruit palate, flinty delicate finish. These features can be the results from the cool growing season prior to harvest with warm spikes in January, along with the soil types the grapes are grown in, namely clay, shale and Granitic soils.
When sipping this wine, one is able to appreciate Longridge Winery’s sentiment “Our goal is to allow this piece of land to express itself through our wine” and through the Sauvignon Blanc 2010 they have successfully achieved this. A natural approach to winemaking with highly acclaimed staff, leaders of their field in Viticulture and Winemaking, this wine is built to last and hence they have only recently felt that 2010 vintage is ready to release. Many other farms have already unleashed their 2012 Sauvignon Blanc whether it’s ready or not for commercial purposes, Longridge’s approach is refreshing in itself.
Enjoy this wine cold, it is appreciated best with friends and family.
- Kris Snyman (Wine Procurement Specialist)