In a nutshell: A biodynamic rounded, elegant and altogether spot on Sauvignon Blanc from just south of Stellenbosch, near the sea.
The lowdown: Being near the South Atlantic means lots of cool ocean winds which result in good natural levels of fresh and clean acidity as well as low yields. Made by Louis Boutinot (top bloke from Salford) with minimal human interference in the vineyard or winery and fermented in large old oak barrels. There is a lovely weight and rich texture on the palate with notes of citrus and green pepper and a long minerally finish.
When to drink: One to drink with oysters or fresh grilled crayfish.
Founded by Paul Boutinot in 2004, Waterkloof is a family-owned, organic, biodynamic and WWF Biodiversity Champion farm perched high up on the windswept Schapenberg, overlooking False Bay and The Atlantic Ocean.
Living soils, naturally low yields and a long growing season help provide talented young Cellarmaster Nadia Barnard with naturally balanced grapes that are imbued with a truly defining sense of origin. Those grapes are then transformed into wine with a minimum of intervention. The resulting wines are fine, inimitable and best enjoyed with food.